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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  • Ayutthaya is cozy area where there are many heritages. I went there by getting on mini bus which is called lotto(spelling may not be correct.). Bus stop to Ayutthaya is located near BTS Mo Chit statio...  more »
  • On our drive from Khao Yai to Bangkok, we decided to detour to Ayutthaya for a half day tour. Words cannot describe enough how spectacular these structures, Temples are. Scattered through out the city...  more »
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  • Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. (Description provided by UNESCO)
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