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.

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 style is your priority, look along the riverside for boutique hotels. 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 packages for all tastes and budgets. Those tours are also available from Bangkok. Read More...

Ayutthaya Attractions Ayutthaya Attractions

Ayutthaya has become synonymous with temples and historical sites. Most visitors head to Ayutthaya Historical Park located in the inner city for a comprehensive overview of its history and past glory. Read More...

Ayutthaya Restaurants

Ayutthaya’s dining scene has enough variety to keep travellers satisfied. Around Naresuan Soi 1, is where you will find western food joints offering affordable pastas, pizzas and steaks. 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 contrasting with the pitch-black sky. 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 days, each community in the city practiced a specific craft. 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 city. How you do it, though, is the question... 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...


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