Once a majestic city with three palaces, 400 temples, a succession of 33 kings and numerous dynasties, Ayutthaya and most of its heritage (art, literature and historical records) was destroyed in the battle with the Burmese. Visitors can still get a good sense of Ayutthaya's former glory, however, in the ruins of the old city and what remains of the imperial palace.
Architecture and history buffs will enjoy the intriguing mix of architectural styles that clearly show a strong Khmer (Cambodian) influence. Such is the significance of this historic city and its surrounds, that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Tours & Tickets
Visit the Ayutthaya temples on a cultural day trip from Bangkok, it's a highlight of any Thailand visit. The tour to the ancient capital of Siam includes a ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Leave Bangkok behind on this three-day tour of Thailand’s historical and cultural attractions – including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples of ... Read more
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Discover the cultural delights of northern Thailand on this 6-day coach tour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. With an expert guide, you’ll see the ruins of ... Read more
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights