Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya

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Discover Thailand's rich and compelling history at Ayutthaya Historical Park, a settlement founded in 1350. The second Siamese capital, it was ransacked by the Burmese in the 18th century, yet its ruins still offer a fascinating glimpse into Asian architecture of the period, town life, and spirituality. Now a World Heritage Site, the city retains an abundance of treasured buildings, statues, and surrounding scenery. Admire the delicacy of the design and its resilience to the forces of nature and society. Remember to bring your camera, and note that crowds peak at midday. Ayutthaya Historical Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Ayutthaya Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I visited on the trip. Umbrella towel is essential on a sunny July day. Good views and is surrounded by nature can be felt in Thailand. It is good a very good Bangkok Ayutthaya. Is no doubt the most famous tour. Was a very good trip.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Walked the grounds for about an hour while in the area. Historical site. They charge a small fee for entry but you can just walk in as we did Was very impressive to see all of the ruins and would reco...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Without a doubt, it is a visit that you can not miss if you visit Thailand. It is spectacular. To visit the temples, which are quite remote, we took a bike. Without a doubt, much better done in moto. The heat does not help at all, and there is no just restaurants or drinks stalls... The entrance to the main temples is 50 baths. And some are free.
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  • August 27, 2017
    This place is huge. Lots of tourist too. You might spend quite a time if you want to walk around all the place. Great location to take photo especially during sunset
  • August 30, 2017
    One of the best archeological parks I have visited. Partly restored but retaining an air of decay and authenticity. The best way to explore it is by bike. After visiting the many khmer and Siamese temples, you can relax by riding an elephant and or by visiting a traditional Thai house and the local market, both located in the park. Beware of the many stray dogs patrolling the area, especially in the low season.
  • September 7, 2017
    Perfect day trip away from Bangkok. Arrived by train, rented bicycles and explored the ancient town. Fun day out!
  • June 3, 2017
    Beautiful historical park with lots of old buildings. I recommend renting a bicycle to get around because it's a big area if you want to see everything. Also walking around the park at sunset is really beautiful.
  • June 17, 2017
    If you love history and architecture, this is the right place for you. Take your time and explore the ruined temple but the careful of unstable structures. The fee is 50 Baht, ideal time to come is early in the morning or in the evening. Can take up to 2 hours to explore this place and you won't notice how fast the time flies. Do bring drinking water and umbrella.

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Boasting very popular sightseeing attractions, the city of Ayutthaya offers plenty of choice when it comes to accommodations. Encircled by rivers, the town center provides everything from budget guesthouse rooms to more exclusive hotels, occupying architectural landmarks from the colonial era. Outside of the center, expect to find motels and budget accommodation next to main roads, and pricier resorts and hotels nestled up to attractive rivers.
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