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.
Create an itinerary including Historic City of Ayutthaya
Historic City of Ayutthaya Tours
Full-Day Private Ayutthaya and Bang Pa-In Summer Palace from Bangkok BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $113
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Historic City of Ayutthaya Reviews
Fuimos con un guía/taxista desde Bangkok (1:30 de viaje) y pasamos el día an Ayutthaya. La verdad es que merece mucho la pena visitar la antigua capital del reino y adentrarse en las ruinas de antiguo... more »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.
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 »
Places to stay near Historic City of Ayutthaya
Plan your trip to Ayutthaya
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >©©©
Duration: 2h 30min
Side trips from Ayutthaya
Hidden gems in Ayutthaya
Shopping in Ayutthaya
Duration: 1h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Historic City of Ayutthaya by other users
15 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM CAMBODIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium