Ruins From The Ancient City Ayutthaya

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The Historic City of Ayutthaya

Ruins From The Historic City of Ayutthaya

Located about 80 kilometers north from Bangkok, is the former Siamese capital city and home to Ayutthaya Historical Park. Founded in 1350s, Ayutthaya was the center of trade and a kingdom of prosperity. Till it was destroyed by the Burmese Army in the 18th century. Today, these remarkable ancient ruins and temples are listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

The Ayutthaya Historical Park comprises of the ruins of temples and palaces of the capital of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom. The park is located on an island surrounded by three rivers where the old capital used to be. The best way to explore the temples and ruins around the park is to rent bicycles.

Be sure not to miss Wat Mahathat, part of the Ayutthaya ruins where you will find the buddha head entwined in tree roots. And also, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, where the three iconic pagodas stand tall.

This place is truly incredible and amazing. I really haven’t ever seen anything like it, leaving me somewhat speechless… Immersed myself in Ayutthaya’s rich culture where past meets your curiosity and indulges your spirit! Ayutthaya is well worth your time in Thailand if you’re looking for a historical adventure.

Friendly Reminder: Even though the monuments are in a ruined state, they are sacred places to Thais and Buddhists. Be respectful and do not climb onto them.

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