Google+ Travel Hotspots In Thailand: Ayutthaya, Thailand

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ayutthaya, Thailand



It is located 85 kilometers from Bangkok, the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand is in the Central Plains of Thailand. The full name of the city is Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Established by King U-Thong in 1350, the city of Ayutthaya was the capital of the Thai kingdom. The modern city, known as "Ayothaya", was founded a few kilometers further east. It referred to the capital of King Rama. Getting to Ayutthaya is convenient for the travelers. Frequent trains, buses, cars and boats are available to reach Ayutthaya.
  • By train: The easiest way to reach Ayutthaya is by train. All north and north-east line trains leave from Hualamphong Train Station, Bangkok.
  • By bus: Tourists will get direct buses to Ayutthaya from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal.
  • By boat: From Bangkok, cruise boats to Ayutthaya are available. 
The city of Ayutthaya boasts of its ancient ruins. They clearly show that Ayutthaya was one of Indo-China's most thriving cities. The city features several beautiful palaces, stunning temples, historical museums and lovely parks. Some of the popular attractions in Ayutthaya include:

  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Phra Ram Park
  • Chantharakasem Palace (Front Palace)
  • Grand Palace
  • Wang Lang (Rear Palace)
  • Wat Borom Phuttharam
  • Wat Mahathat
  • Wat Phra Si Sanphet
  • Wat Phra Ram
  • Wat Ratchaburana
  • Wat Phra Si Sanphet
  • Wat Thammikarat
  • Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
  • Chankasem National Museum

         

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