Historic City of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya

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Discover Thailand's rich and compelling history at Historic City of Ayutthaya, a settlement founded in 1350. The second Siamese capital, it was ransacked by the Burmese in the 18th century, yet its ruins still offer a fascinating glimpse into Asian architecture of the period, town life, and spirituality. Now a World Heritage Site, the city retains an abundance of treasured buildings, statues, and surrounding scenery. Admire the delicacy of the design and its resilience to the forces of nature and society. Remember to bring your camera, and note that crowds peak at midday. With our world travel planner, Ayutthaya attractions like Historic City of Ayutthaya can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We went with a guide/driver from Bangkok (1:30 trip) and spent the day an Ayutthaya. The truth is that it is much worth visiting the ancient capital of the Kingdom and venture into the ruins of ancient temples. The first that we reached only went to Wat Chaiwatthanaram. There we buy a valid ticket for various temples in the area. In addition to the above we visited: Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (the best of Wat Phra for mi) Wat Phra Ram and Wat Maha That (from the more tourist by the face of Buddha inside a tree, but perhaps less interesting) outside the temples included in the ticket of the Ayutthaya Historical Park we visited 2 most highly recommended temples, which I have written part critique: Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol and Wat Phanan Choeng. This deserves much worth devoting a day to the place.
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  • After Angkor Wat, this was my 2nd most wanted historical place to visit in South East Asia and I have no regrets! I took the 2hrs return train from Bangkok, and chartered a Tuk-tuk for 5 hours ride fo...  more »
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