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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 in Thailand with the most interesting ancient temples to visit. In the city center, in an area often called Ayutthaya Historical Park, there are many ruins to see. Don't miss Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon a little outside 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

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Wat Phra Si Sanphet

วัดพระศรีสรรเพชญ์
My opinion :
the most visited temple in Ayuthaya, three chedis perfectly preserved make this wat very unique.
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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.
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Wat Phanan Choeng

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

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

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

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

วัดโลกยสุธาราม
My opinion :
and its reclining Buddha
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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.
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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.
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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.

visit ayutthaya & ang thong: two ancient cities in one day
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Visit Ayutthaya & Ang Thong: Two Ancient Cities in One Day

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

explore ayutthaya with a history teacher
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Explore Ayutthaya with a History Teacher

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Join the trip with me for exploring Ayutthaya both the Glory and their way of life which relates to the water, the temple and the wood house through the woven carp center, the historical study center, 3 old temples and taking the boat to survey the city.

Tours from Ayutthaya

visit the largest buddha sculpture and enjoy cooking at local shrimp farm
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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

Phu Phra Bat Historical Park

phu phra bat historical park

located 42 km northwest of Udon, the park covers a large part of the Phu Phan mountain and includes caves with prehistoric paintings, interesting rock formations and temples including a stupa...


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Wat Tham Sua

wat tham sua

temple on a small hill located about twenty kilometers from Kanchanaburi, it has a gigantic Buddha and offers a 360 degrees view over the countryside


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Wat Phra That Sandon Bamboo Bridge

wat phra that sandon bamboo bridge

This charming little bamboo bridge about thirty kilometers from Lampang city is particularly beautiful when the fields it crosses are covered with emerald green rice plants. Built in 2 months, it...


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Chai Khong Road

chai khong road

and its wooden houses. It is the most emblematic street of Chiang Khan. It comes alive in the morning when Buddhist monks are receiving alms from locals and in the evening when the souvenir and...


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