Historic City of Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya

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Discover Thailand's rich and compelling history at Historic City of Ayutthaya, a settlement founded in 1350. The second Siamese capital, it was ransacked by the Burmese in the 18th century, yet its ruins still offer a fascinating glimpse into Asian architecture of the period, town life, and spirituality. Now a World Heritage Site, the city retains an abundance of treasured buildings, statues, and surrounding scenery. Admire the delicacy of the design and its resilience to the forces of nature and society. Remember to bring your camera, and note that crowds peak at midday. With our world travel planner, Ayutthaya attractions like Historic City of Ayutthaya can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Basic information for those wishing to come here on their own without a tour! I went with my friend from Bangkok. We decided to come by train but it was a bad idea. The trains might be super cheap... 
    Basic information for those wishing to come here on their own without a tour! I went with my friend from Bangkok. We decided to come by train but it was a bad idea. The trains might be super cheap...  more »
  • Amazing ancient temples, you can walk through them. Pagodas, Buddha’s head in tree roots and much much more😍 must visit if you are somewhere around. 
    Amazing ancient temples, you can walk through them. Pagodas, Buddha’s head in tree roots and much much more😍 must visit if you are somewhere around.  more »

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