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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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  • Taking the family to come to make merit take a visit ancient pagodas and make merit. Foreign tourists are still dense attention. History, right in front of the ancestors must be tired of difficult and uncomfortable to flesh and blood. In order not to lose to Thailand's national
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  • I read all review that it will be cheaper to visit via train. But with hot temperature when we arrive i don't think so... so we booked a guided tour for 500baht per person and it includes lunch. Whole...  more »
  • Don't even think about going to Thailand and not visit this park! Absolutely amazing!! An immense archaeological environment, very well maintained, a rich history and sensitive. Sensational
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  • It is alright. Sukothai Historical Park is better in my opinion, but since that is more off the beaten path and about another 4 or 5 hours north by car, Ayutthata is a suitable substitute. It can get hot and crowded. It is also helpful to either hire a guide or bring a good guide book.
  • It was fun to explore the ancient ruins. Very very hot during the day with minimal shade. Bring lots of water and a parasol.
  • Nice tourist attraction although in my opinion under my expectation. Quite overcrowded & sometimes you could see elephants dung in the road
  • Nice historical place to visit. Tour guide would be adviced, otherwise a lot of interesting infomation will be missed.
  • A great place! The giant Buddha temple and the temple nearby are one of the best in my humble opinion.