Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

PHRA NAKORN SI AYUTTHAYA

Take a Walk amid the Ruins

Thailand’s one-time majestic capital city is now a major destination for travelers in search of ancient architecture and historical monuments. The ruins have been granted as World Heritage status by UNESCO which attracts visitors from around the world. Present-day “Ayutthaya,” as it is known, is strategically located near Bangkok and is home to a wide variety of automotive-sector businesses. It is a thriving tourism industry that has become a popular location for leisure and inspiring business events.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Central

POPULATION

810,320 people (Male: 390,365 people, Female: 419,955 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Historic former capital Ayuttaya is conveniently located along the Chao Phraya River, a great opportunity to travel by boat or train. Common transportation such as car and bus (Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal Mo Chit 2) are other ways to reach the ancient city.

ACTIVITIES

Visit 9 Sacred Places, Cruising, Elephant riding, Visiting tourist attractions in Koh Muang by bike, which is a very popular activity.

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Ratchaburana Temple, Phra Si Sanphet Temple, Chaiwatthanaram Temple, Phra Mahathat Temple, Phananchoeng Temple, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Bang Pa-In Palace, Wat Maha That, Wat Phukhao Thong, Wat Maheyong, Wat Na Phra Men

INTERESTING INFO

Simply called “Ayutthaya,” the one-time capital was founded in the year 1350 CE. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair is held annually to celebrate the region’s historical significance.