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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  • exploring the ancient city of Ayutthaya is once of the major attraction in thailand, you can rent a bicycle and cycle through the different spots some are near and some are far so the best thing for.....  more »
  • We decided to visit with a guide, due to covid not all places were open, but the museum was open . It is small and worth the visit , do not miss the 2nd building.  more »
  • There is so much to see in this city. Here are the eye-catching scenes. Not really worth the trip. very very nice place.
  • This city has a lot of amazing attractions. There are a lot of elephants to ride in the city. The ancient ruins is a beautiful place. Well maintained and protected.

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