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Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand

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Ayutthaya Historical Park, 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.

InformationAyutthaya Historical Park
Thai:อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Admission Fees:No
Popular Tourist Attractions:Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Province:Ayutthaya Province
Region:Central Thailand

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. 

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 Historical Park

Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relics)

Located in front of the Grand Palace to the east near Pa Tham Bridge, it was constructed in the reign of King Borom … Wat Mahathat

Wat Lokkayasuttharam, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Lokkayasuttharam the giant reclining Buddha

This monastery is over a kilometer behind the Grand Palace adjacent to Wat Worachettharam, accessible … Wat Lokkayasuttharam

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon a Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya

The monastery constructed in the reign of King U-Thong is located outside the city to the southeast … Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Ratchaburana, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Ratchaburana (also Wat Ratburana)

Wat Ratchaburana is located right next to Wat Mahathat in the central part of Ayutthaya. In 15th century, the … Wat Ratchaburana

Wat Chaiwatanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Chaiwatanaram located on the bank of Chao Phraya River

Located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Chaiwatthanaram is an imposing monastery conceived as a … Wat Chaiwatanaram

Wat Worachetta Ram, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Worachetta Ram

The small ruins of Wat Worachetha Ram is located just north of the Reclining Buddha on the eastern edge … Wat Worachetta Ram

Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

This important and most outstanding monastery is located in the Grand Palace compound like Wat Phra Si … Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Wat Phananchoeng, Ayutthaya Historical Park

The enormous Buddha image at Wat Phananchoeng

This monastery located south of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya has no record as to its date of construction or the … Wat Phananchoeng

Wat Phukhao Thong, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Phukhao Thong an monastery, north of Ayutthaya

Located around the field which was once a battlefield between the Siamese, headed by King Naresuan … Wat Phukhao Thong

Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya

Wat Thammikarat, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Thammikarat a restored ruin, the lion temple

Situated in front of the royal palace of Ayutthaya, Wat Thammikarat houses a large Ubosoth, only the base … Wat Thammikarat

Wat Phra Ram, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Phra Ram a restored ruin

This monastery was situated outside the Grand Palace compound to the east. King Ramesuan commanded it build on … Wat Phra Ram

Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Phra Mongkhon Bophit, one of the largest Buddha Image

Phra Mongkhon Bophit is a major Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya. Built during the reign of King … Phra Mongkhon Bophit

Wat Putthaisawan, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Putthaisawan

Built in 1353 by King U-Thong who founded Ayutthaya, Wat Phutthaisawan originally formed a … Wat Putthaisawan

Wat Gudidao, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Gudidao

Located in front of the railway station to the east, this old monastery has beautiful work … Wat Gudidao

Elephant Camps in Ayutthaya Historical Park

Elephant Kraal Pavilion, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Elephant Kraal Pavilion

The Elephant Kraal is located in the northern part of the Ayutthaya island, along the west bank of the … Elephant Kraal Pavilion

Elephant Camp, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Elephant Camp, ride around the ancient ruins

Located opposite Khum Khun Phaen in the Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ayutthaya Elephant Camp provides elephant … Elephant Camp

Chedi in Ayutthaya Historical Park

Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai

The memorial for the first heroine in Thai history is located in Ko Mueang to the west. Among various places … Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai

Chedi Wat Sam Pluem, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Chedi Wat Sam Pluem

Chedi Wat Sam Pluem

Wat Phra Non in Ayutthaya

Ancient Villages or Settlement in Ayutthaya Historical Park

Japanese Village, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand

Japanese Village Memorial Site of the Old Japanese Settlement

Located 1.5 km south of the Wat Phananchoeng in Tambon Ko Rein, Japanese Village is an additional site of … Japanese Village

Portuguese Settlement, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Portuguese Settlement

Portuguese village is located on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, at the Southern part of Ayutthaya … Portuguese Settlement

Museums in Ayutthaya Historical Park

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Located at Tambon Pratu Chai, on Rotchana Road opposite Rajabhat University Phra Nakhon … Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre

Located on Rotchana Road, this centre is a national research institute devoted to the study of … Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre

Parks in Ayutthaya Historical Park

Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park, Central Thailand

Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park

Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park or called Suan Somdet is located on the city island in the Historical … Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park

Temples in Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Wora Pho, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Wora Pho

Wat Wora Pho, or Wat Rakhang, is dates back to approximately A.D. 1610, the main structure of the temple is … Wat Wora Pho

Wat Na Phra Men, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Na Phra Men

The former name of this monastery was Wat Phra Merurachikaram. Located on the bank of Khlong Sabua … Wat Na Phra Men

Wat Suwannawas Temple, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Suwannawas Temple

Wat Suwannawas Temple

Wat Phanom Yong Temple & Reclining Buddha, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Phanom Yong Temple & Reclining Buddha

Wat Phanom Yong Temple & Reclining Buddha

Wat Nang Gui Temple, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Nang Gui Temple

Wat Nang Gui Temple

Chantarakasem National Museum, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Chantarakasem National Museum

Chantarakasem National Museum

Wat Chang Yai or the Great Monastery of the Elephant, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Wat Chang Yai or the Great Monastery of the Elephant

Wat Chang Yai or the Great Monastery of the Elephant

Wat Ayothaya, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Wat Ayothaya

Wat Ayothaya

Wat Phra Non

Wat Phra Non

Wat Phra Non

Statue of King Naresuan the Great, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Central Thailand

Statue of King Naresuan the Great

Statue of King Naresuan the Great

Places to Visit in Thailand

Wang Lang or the Rear Palace

This palace is located close to the western city wall of Ayutthaya.

Places to Visit in Thailand

King U-Thong Monument

Erected between Bueng Phra Ram and Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

Places to Visit in Thailand

Wat Samanakottharam

Located near Wat Kudidao, it was renovated by Chao Praya Kosa (Lek) and Chao Praya Kosa (Pan) during the reign of King Narai the Great.

Ayothaya Floating Market, Ayutthaya Province