Ayutthaya Historical Park
Ayutthaya Historical Park - a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site - stands as a witness to the astounding development of Thailand experiences. It is home to many historical sites and religious landmarks.
Spanning a total of 289 hectares located in the southwestern and central parts of the island of Ayutthaya, the Ayutthaya Historical Park gives visitors a glimpse of the splendor of ancient Thailand. Established in 1350, the place was once considered the second Siamese capital until it suffered a terrible demise in the hands of the Burmese people in the 18th century. In here, you will see well-preserved reliquary towers known as prang, intricate architecture, and enormous monasteries. Ayutthaya Historical Park will somehow remind you of Angkor Wat. Religious sites such as Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Phanan Choeng, and Wat Ratchaburana are just some of the UNESCO-protected structures.
Ayutthaya Historical Park is located on an island surrounded by Pa Sak, Chao Phraya, and Lopburi Rivers.
Opening Days and Hours
The place is open daily from 8:30 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The park has no entrance fee. However, several temples inside may charge a fee of USD 1.20.
How to Get There
- Board a train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- You can also take a taxi from Bangkok to Ayutthaya.
- If you’re interested in a tour, you can avail of the Thai River Cruise which offers boat cruises from Bangkok to Chao Phraya. This tour makes a stop at Ayutthaya.
- Solo travelers/ backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 2 to 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Not every place in the park is shaded. Make sure to visit as early as 8:30 so you can explore more without worrying about the heat.
For food, you can head to 29 Steak, Baan Khun Phra, Chai Nam, Krua Baan U-Thong, Malakor, and Tony’s Place.
- Wat Mahathat
- Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
- Wat Ratchaburana
For accommodations, you can choose from The Park, Tony’s Place, Busaba, Ban U Thong, Ayutthaya Retreat, and Krungsri River Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.