Ayutthaya

Hotel Quick Finder | Select the date of your stay
to
  • Ayutthaya

    Everything you Need to Know about Ayutthaya

    This once-prosperous Siamese trade and political capital goes down as the most glorious as well as the most devastated city in Thai history. Still, tourism is healthy, as the city is bursting with stories to tell. Wandering through endless ancient ruin sites, you can’t help but feel humbled by the ingenuity of the Ayodha craftsmen and their powerful spiritual beliefs.

    At the centre of Ayutthaya City is Ayutthaya Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the most visited site in the area. Here, the four spectacular temples of the early Ayutthaya period (1350 – 1529) stand amongst a dense canopy of ancient trees. West of it is the site of the Royal Palace and Royal Chapel (Wat Phra Si Sanphet) – the political and spiritual heart of the lost kingdom.

    Apart from touring Ayutthaya’s history and temples, your visit can be filled with something more recent in terms of the cultural contexts such as the Ayodha Floating Market, Krirk Yoonpan’s Million Toys Museum, Ayutthaya Boat Museum or the Bang Sai Royal Folk Art and Crafts Center. Ayutthaya also has its own backpacker strip, on Naresuan Soi 1 and Soi 2, where you can find a whole host of affordable western food outlets and bike rental businesses.

Ayutthaya Travel Guide

  • Ayutthaya Hotels

    Ayutthaya Hotels

    Basic accommodation is available in the inner city area. These hotels offer clean rooms and modern conveniences but if style is your priority, look along the riverside for boutique hotels. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Tours

    Ayutthaya Tours

    Discover the wonders of Ayutthaya,  second capital city of Siam after Sukhothai, with a selection of tours and tour packages for all tastes and budgets. Those tours are also available from Bangkok. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Attractions

    Ayutthaya Attractions

    Ayutthaya has become synonymous with temples and historical sites. Most visitors head to Ayutthaya Historical Park located in the inner city for a comprehensive overview of its history and past glory. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Restaurants

    Ayutthaya’s dining scene has enough variety to keep travellers satisfied. Around Naresuan Soi 1, is where you will find western food joints offering affordable pastas, pizzas and steaks. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Nightlife

    Ayutthaya Nightlife

    You can tour the city after dark to get a different perspective on all the temple ruins spot-lit from the ground and contrasting with the pitch-black sky. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Shopping

    Ayutthaya Shopping

    Home to skilled craftsmen and women, Ayutthaya is one of the best cities to pick up all kinds of handicrafts. In the old days, each community in the city practiced a specific craft. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Activities

    Ayutthaya Activities

    As a UNESCO World Heritage City, Ayutthaya is mostly about exploring the ruin sites and temples peppered across the city. How you do it, though, is the question... Read More...

  • Getting Around Ayutthaya

    Getting Around Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya’s urban grid layout may seem simple enough, but you will find yourself easily lost once you make a wrong turn. Read More...

  • Ayutthaya Map

    Ayutthaya Map

    From Highway 309, the Chao Sam Phraya roundabout is the main intersection before you cross the bridge to the inner city. Continue west of here, Highway 309 turns into Rochana Road, the main thoroughfare that cuts through the island from east to west. From Rochana Road, turn right at Srisanphet Road, which soon turns into Naresuan Road, and you’ll find yourself inside Ayutthaya Historical Park. U-Thong Road encircles the inner city and runs parallel to the rivers. Read More...

  •  
Hotel Quick Finder | Select the date of your stay
to

Download our free travel guide

Get access to our free travel guides of the best things to do, see and visit, the best restaurants, shops and places to go at night too! All the important basics such weather and travel tips for your first trip are in there.

Print it out to carry around, save it on your phone or use it when you arrive. Just enter your details to get your free PDF Travel Guide and also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

Send Us Your Feedback

Help us keep this website up-to-date by sending us your comments
or any suggestions on travels, hotels or tours related.