Rest on the island framed by three significant rivers: Chao Phraya, Lopburi and Pasak, the historic temples, palaces and remaining architectures of the ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya are one of Thailand’s most precious historical sites. The 715-acre area has been listed the UNESCO World Heritage SIte since 1991 as it portrays the heydays of one of the most largest kingdoms in IndoChina history.
The large area means you probably need the whole to walk, or cycling (bike rental is available), around to visit the legendary architectures to learn the history of Ayutthaya.
Highlights include Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Na Phra Meru, Wat Thammikarat, Wat Ratburana and Wat Phra Mahathat temples, all of which can be easily visited on foot. In the south of Wat Phra Si San Phet finds Viharn Phra Mongkol Bophit where Thailand’s largest bronze buddha image is enshrined.
Operating day: All Day
Operating time: 08.30 - 16.30
Address: Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Telephone: 0 3524 6076-7