Everything you Need to Know about Ayutthaya

This once-prosperous Siamese trade and political capital goes down as the most glorious as well as the most devastated city in Thai history. Still, tourism is healthy, as the city is bursting with stories to tell. Wandering through endless ancient ruin sites, you can’t help but feel humbled by the ingenuity of the Ayodha craftsmen and their powerful spiritual beliefs.

At the centre of Ayutthaya City is Ayutthaya Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the most visited site in the area. Here, the four spectacular temples of the early Ayutthaya period (1350 – 1529) stand amongst a dense canopy of ancient trees. West of it is the site of the Royal Palace and Royal Chapel (Wat Phra Si Sanphet) – the political and spiritual heart of the lost kingdom.

Apart from touring Ayutthaya’s history and temples, your visit can be filled with something more recent in terms of the cultural contexts such as the Ayodha Floating Market, Krirk Yoonpan’s Million Toys Museum, Ayutthaya Boat Museum or the Bang Sai Royal Folk Art and Crafts Center. Ayutthaya also has its own backpacker strip, on Naresuan Soi 1 and Soi 2, where you can find a whole host of affordable western food outlets and bike rental businesses.

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Ayutthaya Travel Guide

  • Ayutthaya Hotels

    Ayutthaya Hotels

    Basic accommodation is available in the inner city area. These hotels offer clean rooms and modern conveniences but if Read More»

  • What to Do in Ayutthaya

    What to Do in Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya has become synonymous with temples and historical sites. Most visitors head to Ayutthaya Historical Park Read More»

  • Ayutthaya Restaurants & Dining

    Ayutthaya Restaurants

    Ayutthaya’s dining scene has enough variety to keep travellers satisfied. Around Naresuan Soi 1, is where you will find Read More»

  • Ayutthaya Nightlife

    Ayutthaya Nightlife

    You can tour the city after dark to get a different perspective on all the temple ruins spot-lit from the ground and Read More»

  • Ayutthaya Shopping

    Ayutthaya Shopping

    Home to skilled craftsmen and women, Ayutthaya is one of the best cities to pick up all kinds of handicrafts. In the old Read More»

  • Ayutthaya Activities

    Ayutthaya Activities

    As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Ayutthaya is mostly about exploring the ruin sites and temples peppered across the Read More»

  • Getting Around Ayutthaya

    Getting Around Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya’s urban grid layout may seem simple enough, but you will find yourself easily lost once you make a wrong turn. Read More»

  • Ayutthaya Map

    From Highway 309, the Chao Sam Phraya roundabout is the main intersection before you cross the bridge to the inner city. Read More»

  • Ayutthaya Tours

    Ayutthaya Tours

    Discover the wonders of Ayutthaya,  second capital city of Siam after Sukhothai, with a selection of tours and tour Read More»

What to See and Do in Ayutthaya

  • What to Do in Ayutthaya

    What to Do in Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya has become synonymous with temples and historical sites. Most visitors head to Ayutthaya Historical Park Read More»

  • Ayutthaya - UNESCO World Heritage Site


    In 400 years, Ayutthaya went from a prosperous trade and political capital to a completely defaced city – plundered, Read More»

  • Bang Pa-in Palace

    Bang Pa-in Palace

    Situated 60 km north of Bangkok and within easy reach of Ayutthaya, is the illustrious Bang Pa-In Royal Palace. The Read More»


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