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The province of Ayutthaya

General information about the province of Ayutthaya

Province capital: Ayutthaya
Name in Thai: พระนครศรีอยุธยา

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ayutthaya

Province of region Central Thailand

Located about 80 kilometers north of Bangkok, the province of Ayutthaya is an emblematic site, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Former capital of the Kingdom of Siam, this region is full of historical and cultural remains that bear witness to Thailand's past greatness. The city of Ayutthaya, with its neighboring districts such as Bang Pa-In, known for its royal palace, constitutes the historical heart of the province. These areas are home to a myriad of fascinating temples, palaces and archaeological sites.

Ayutthaya is a must-visit destination for history buffs, culture enthusiasts and travelers seeking architectural beauty. And its proximity to Bangkok allows you to visit it for the day from the capital. Between the ancient remains, peaceful gardens and atmosphere steeped in history, this province offers a captivating experience in the heart of ancient Siam.

Visits to do in the province of Ayutthaya are the city itself and its remains classified as UNESCO Heritage which are often called the Ayutthaya Historical Park even if it is not really a park but temples scattered in and around the city. A short trip to Bang Pa-in to visit the Royal Palace and the astonishing Wat Niwet is also appreciated.

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Ayutthaya

Capital of the kingdom for four centuries, Ayutthaya and its region have kept many traces of that glorious past. The ruins of the most visited temples are integrated into the actual city ( this aprt is often called the Historical park of Ayutthaya ), others are in the the periphery. In addition to the Wat Phra Si Sanphet with its three chedis that is the symbol of the city, there is a quieter area Wat Mongkol Bophit with reclining Buddha and a few temples and sitting Buddhas. Don't miss, a littl...


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