The Historic City of Ayutthaya (also spelled ‘Ayudhya’) or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya founded in 1350, is the capital of Thailand’s Ayutthaya province. Situated in the Chao Phraya River valley 76 kms from Bangkok, Ayutthaya is today an archaeological delight boasting magnificent ruins characterized by the remains of tall prangs (reliquary towers), Buddhist monasteries of monumental proportions, ‘headless Buddhas’ and crumbling yet beautiful wats that convey an idea of the city’s past size, majesty of the civilization and its architectural splendor. The Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is the most visited site here.

Highlights

  • Tall Prangs Ruins
  • Headless Buddha
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park

 Places to stay

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Iudia Hotel

Hotel Style: Boutique

Iudia On The River' is a tastefully done hotel set amid the ancient ruins of the erstwhile Siamese Kingdom of Ayudhya (UNESCO Site), located in the former Thai capital's heart, facing the Ayutthaya World Heritage Park.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Ruins of Ayutthaya Ancient City

Visit first the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, an excellent architectural blend of the East and West, with beautiful gardens. Ayutthaya, was once the Thai Kingdoms capital for 417yrs. The ruins of this former city are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the ruins of Wat Prasrisanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya’s days of glory; Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha.

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