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Ayutthaya Tourist Attractions in Thailand

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Ayutthaya, Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest, Travel Guide, Central Thailand

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand's major tourist attractions.

Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by northern neighbours. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767.

InformationPhra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
Thai:จังหวัดพระนครศรีอยุธยา
Capital:Ayutthaya
Neighboring Provinces:Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom and Suphan Buri
Region:Central Thailand

Ayutthaya is 76 kilometers north of Bangkok and boasts numerous magnificent ruins. Such ruins indicate that Ayutthaya was one of Indo - China’s most prosperous cities. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park a vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage since 13 December 1991.

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Tourist attractions and places of interest in Ayutthaya, Thailand Things to Do, What to See, Sightseeing, Places to visit, Sports

Wat Phra Non in Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

There were three palaces in Ayutthaya: Grand Palace, Chantharakasem Palace or the Front Palace and Wang Lang or the Rear Palace. In addition there were many other palaces and buildings for royal visits located outside the city area of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya such as Bang Pa In Palace at Amphoe Nakhon Luang.

Ayutthaya covers 2,556 square kilometers and is administratively divided into 16 districts (Amphoes). It is conveniently accessible due to good roads and a short distance from Bangkok.

Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Ayutthaya Historical Park

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years … Ayutthaya Historical Park

Bang Pa In Palace, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace

This famous attraction is located in in Tambon Ban Len, Amphoe Bang Pa-In, 18 kms. south of Ayutthaya … Bang Pa In Palace

Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre

With an area of 285 rai (or 14 acres), the Centre is located in Tambon Bung Yai, Amphoe Bang Sai … Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon Ayutthaya Historical Park

Khun Phaen House, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Khun Phaen House

Khun Phaen’s Thai - style house conforms to descriptions in a popular Thai literary work. Kun Phaen’s house is … Khun Phaen House

Ayutthaya Klong Sabua Floating Market, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Ayutthaya Klong Sabua Floating Market

Ayutthaya Klong Sabua Floating Market

Wat Kasatrathirat, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Kasatrathirat

Located outside the city island on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Kasatrathirat … Wat Kasatrathirat

Thai Boat Museum (Pitoon Hommara House), Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Thai Boat Museum (Pitoon Hommara House)

A private boat museum located opposite to Wat Mahathat, Bang Ian Road … Thai Boat Museum (Pitoon Hommara House)

Ayutthaya City Pillar, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Ayutthaya City Pillar

The Ayutthaya City Pillar, or Lak Muang shrine, is located across the roundabout … Ayutthaya City Pillar

Wat Toom Temple, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Toom Temple

Wat Toom Temple

Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya

Wat Monthop Temple, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Monthop Temple

Wat Monthop Temple

Wat Suwandararam Ratchaworawihan, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Suwandararam Ratchaworawihan

The temple is located inside the city wall to the southeast of the town island near Pom Phet … Wat Suwandararam Ratchaworawihan

St. Joseph's Church, Ayutthaya Historical Park

St. Joseph's Church

The St Josephs church, the oldest Catholic church in Thailand, is located Southern of the City Island … St. Joseph's Church

Ayutthaya Railway Station

Ayutthaya Railway Station

Ayutthaya Railway Station

King Naresuan The Great

King Naresuan The Great

King Naresuan The Great