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Places to visit in Ayutthaya

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What to see in Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is a little piece of Thailand history at 1 hour 30 from Bangkok. It is one of the destinations where there is the most interesting temples to visit. In center town (Ayutthaya Historical Park) and the periphery. Don't miss Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon a little outside from the center.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Ayutthaya or from Ayutthaya. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Si Sanphet Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์
My opinion :
the most visited temple in Ayuthaya, three chedis perfectly preserved make this wat very unique.
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon Ayutthaya

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

วัดใหญ่ชัยมงคล
My opinion :
perfectly restored, a very beautiful temple with two large Buddhas on each side of the big chedi and a reclyning Buddha a little further. Around the main building a square with buddhas statues. It is better to visit it early in the morning around 8:30-9:00, there are very few visitors and you will practically have the temple for you alone.
Wat Phanan Choeng Ayutthaya

Wat Phanan Choeng

วัดพนัญเชิงวรวิหาร
My opinion :
Temple on the outskirts of the city, it has a huge golden Buddha sitting
Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya

Wat Mahathat

วัดมหาธาตุ
My opinion :
very ruined especially interesting for its Buddha head trapped in the roots of a tree
Wat Mongkhon Bophit Ayutthaya

Wat Mongkhon Bophit

วัดมงคลบพิตร
My opinion :
close to the Wat Phra Si Sanphet, it houses a huge bronze Buddha.
Wat Chai Wattanaram Ayutthaya

Wat Chai Wattanaram

วัดไชยวัฒนาราม
My opinion :
Khmer-style temple outside the city. It can be accessed by longtail (boat) from the Chankasem Palace Pier.
Wat Lokaya Sutha Ayutthaya

Wat Lokaya Sutha

วัดโลกยสุธาราม
My opinion :
and its reclining Buddha
Ayutthaya Weekend Nigh Market Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya Weekend Nigh Market

ถนนคนเดินกรุงศรี
My opinion :
This night market offers a very nice decor and a pleasant atmosphere. It is held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in the heart of the city near the most famous historical temples of Ayutthaya. This is particularly a place that I recommend for dinner and discover the local cuisine.
Wat Phra Ngam Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Ngam

วัดพระงาม
My opinion :
This small temple is very rarely mentioned in guide books but its ''Gate of Time'', a ruined arch in the roots of a tree, is probably one of the most photogenic places n Ayutthaya. I let you judge by looking at my pictures and decide if you want to go or not.
Wat Niwet Thammaprawat Ayutthaya

Wat Niwet Thammaprawat

วัดนิเวศธรรมประวัติราชวรวิหาร
My opinion :
This temple located in Bang Pa In 25 kilometers in the South from Ayutthaya is unique and surprising for two reasons: it is a Buddhist temple with a neo-Gothic church architecture and the way to access it is not common.
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Tours in Ayutthaya and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality but from who I only have tested one or two of their offers (I then indicate (ad) below the photo). Feel free to give me feedback on these services to ensure that they are good quality otherwise I may remove it from the list.

Visit Ayutthaya's Ancient Ruins & Stunning Palace Ayutthaya
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Visit Ayutthaya's Ancient Ruins & Stunning Palace


Explore the old temples in Ayutthaya Historicla Park and go visit Bang-Pa-In Palace with a variety of beautiful architectural styles and a church-inspired Buddhist temple. Then, let's enjoy afternoon shopping and relax at a local market !

Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park & Ayothaya Market Ayutthaya
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Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park & Ayothaya Market


This tour of Ayutthaya lets you explore the UNESCO-listed temples and palaces at Ayutthaya Historical Park which are all significant to Ayutthaya's history. Then, you will enjoy afternoon shopping and relaxing at Ayothaya Market.

Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day  Ayutthaya
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Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day


You will see the main ancien temples in Ayutthaya historical park and the biggest Buddha image in Thailand in Ang Thong.

Tours from Ayutthaya

Visit the Largest Buddha Sculpture and Enjoy Cooking at Local Shrimp Farm Ayutthaya
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Visit the Largest Buddha Sculpture and Enjoy Cooking at Local Shrimp Farm


Learn how do shrimp farm and enjoy cooking class with fresh shrimp and fish menus. Take the paddle boat to see local life and Lotus farm. Moreover, you will have a chance to pray the largest Buddha sculpture in the world.

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

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Phanom Rung

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Phra That Ruang Rong

Phra That Ruang Rong

temple 8 km outside the city with many interesting or funny statues and decorations. It is particularly famous for its chariot shaped building pulled by two oxen


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Wat Huay Pla Kung (Big Buddha)

Wat Huay Pla Kung (Big Buddha)

The temple is often mistakenly called Chiang Rai's Big Buddha, but its impressive white statue does not represent Lord Buddha, but Guan Yin, the goddess of Mercy. TAnyway, this recent temple,...


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Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

and its many buildings with gilding and refined decorations. No entry after 15:30 is possible. Try schedule the visit in the morning to be sure.


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