Ayutthaya, once the ancient capital of Thailand, is the capital of Ayutthaya, Thailand. It is located in central Thailand, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, which is 88 kilometers north of the capital Bangkok. Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 by Utopia, during the glory days, many temples, palaces and pagodas were established. Later, the city was destroyed by Burma. Today, these once lively buildings have become ruins, and it is home to the world heritage site of Ayutthaya Historical Park. Walking through the mottled ancient temples and the broken brick palaces, people can’t help but have the illusion of crossing time and space.
Ayutthaya was once the capital of Siam, where it witnessed the glory of the Ayutthaya Dynasty. Today, it has become synonymous with ancient ruins and historical sites. Most visitors visit the Ayutthaya Historical Park in the heart of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, where you can experience the prosperousness of its rich historical sites. When you are surrounded by ruins, it is not difficult to imagine the grandeur of the Ayutthaya dynasty capital.
Top 5 must-see attractions in Ayutthaya:
Wat Phra Mahathat: The most famous attraction in the temple is the tree-wrapped Buddha head at the entrance. The closed-headed Buddha head is entwined by the Bodhi tree roots and is one of the seven wonders of Thailand.
Grand Palace of Ayutthaya: The entire city of Ayutthaya is a museum where you can feel the glory of Ayutthaya from the remains of the ruins.
WatChaiwatthanaram: one of the most majestic and beautiful temples of Ayutthaya, and it is a typical Khmer-style temple.
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon: The most beautiful temple in the Ayutthaya statue.
Bang Pa-In Palace: It is the Royal Palace which features the largest building scale and the most beautiful palace design.
Best places for shopping in Ayutthaya:
Ayutthaya Floating Market is one of the best place for you to go shopping in Ayutthaya. The scale is not very large, but it is not an easy task to complete the shopping there. The things to want to buy in other markets in Thailand can be bought here. It is much better than the Sifang Floating Market! Things are super cheap and there are many types for you to choose from! And it is more beautiful. In addition, the PremiumOutletAyutthaya, 7-Eleven, etc. are also good choices to go shopping there.
Nightlife in Ayutthaya:
The Roof Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Bike Tours & Travel, Bangsai Country Club, Northern Rangsit Golf Club, Muang Ake Wang Noi Golf Course, Ayutthaya Golf Club, etc. are recommendations for you to enjoy nightlife in Ayutthaya.
Restaurants to enjoy delicious local food in Ayutthaya:
Chao Phrom Market, Tony’s Place Restaurant, Coffee old city, Pork Noodle Soup, Thanam View Restuarant Ayutthaya, Malakor Kitchen and café, etc. are highly recommended for you to taste the local food in Ayutthaya.
Every year from November to January is the cool season of Ayutthaya, and it is the most comfortable months of the year and the best time to travel in Ayutthaya, when the scenery is the most beautiful, and all kinds of flowers are colorful. So, if you like to have a travel to Ayutthaya, just make a good preparation for it now.