The fantastical land of Ayutthaya brims with Siamese palaces, one-of-a-kind statues, and iconic stupas.
Once the biggest city in the world and the spectacular capital of the Siamese Kingdom, Ayutthaya maintains its breathtaking charm even today in its time-worn ruins. The opulent Siamese city was the epicenter of Southeast Asian trade and art from the 14th century until its destruction in 1767. Today, the laurels of its glory remain despite years of Burmese attacks. Glittering stupas, inviting temples, and much more await in the legendary city of Ayutthaya. A stroll among the dazzling ruins will take you back to Thailand’s fortunate days, offering a chance to make more intimate connections.
Where the three rivers of Thailand kiss, Ayutthaya takes the breath away from visitors with around 60 temples. Gigantic monasteries and wealthy palaces dot its fertile land. Also, surreal Buddha statues and more cultural details paint one of the most eye-catching pictures in the country. Forces of nature are also in motion in the UNESCO Heritage Site, making the ruins even more picturesque as the jujube roots grow further into their walls. Bang Pa-In Palace is a good place to start an exhilarating tour in Ayutthaya. Revived in later years, the palace is a glimmering departure from the mustard ruins. Marvel at its manicured gardens and bright facade before you dive deep into the temple complexes.
The most iconic sight of Ayutthaya resides in Wat Mahathat or the Temple of the Great Relic. The Buddha head embraced by the thick roots of a tree will take your breath away at first glance. Also worth seeing is the royal temple of Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Ayutthaya owes its calling-card frames to the three magnificent stupas of the temple. Colorfully dressed monks and locals consecrating for their wishes lighten up the scene in Ayutthaya.
Tours visiting Ayutthaya
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