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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 a beautiful place filled with so much history. It was founded almost 500 years ago and has many well preserved areas within the large complex of ruins. It is a UNESCO World Heritage... 
    Ayutthaya is a beautiful place filled with so much history. It was founded almost 500 years ago and has many well preserved areas within the large complex of ruins. It is a UNESCO World Heritage...  more »
  • We have just come to Ayutthaya from Sukhothai . The difference is a bit sad. We loved Sukhothai as both an historic site but also as a city. Ayutthaya has been a bit of a shock to the system. After... 
    We have just come to Ayutthaya from Sukhothai . The difference is a bit sad. We loved Sukhothai as both an historic site but also as a city. Ayutthaya has been a bit of a shock to the system. After...  more »
  • PSA Ayutthaya ruins is not a single location. It's a UNESCO heritage site composed of multiple ruined temples. We visited on a hotel booked chartered private minivan. Driver was incredibly lovely but....  more
    PSA Ayutthaya ruins is not a single location. It's a UNESCO heritage site composed of multiple ruined temples. We visited on a hotel booked chartered private minivan. Driver was incredibly lovely but....  more »

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