Historic City of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • entering this open-air museum is fantastic !!!! you find yourself immersed in a time now far away from us, but full of culture and history !! if you are passing through, it is a must to stop even for....  more »
  • Ancient Thai archtecture.There are stories behind them.Nice place to visit but don’t forget to bring your hat or umbrella.The heat and sun light is too hot.I kept sweating the first minute I entered.....  more »
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  • There is so much to see in this city. Here are the eye-catching scenes. Not really worth the trip. very very nice place.
  • This city has a lot of amazing attractions. There are a lot of elephants to ride in the city. The ancient ruins is a beautiful place. Well maintained and protected.

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Historic Sites in Ayutthaya

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Historic Walking Area
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Specialty Museum
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Shopping in Ayutthaya

Flea Market
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
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Gift & Specialty Shop
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Boat Tour
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Brown Ale Ayutthaya Beer Cafe'
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Bike Tour
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