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Capital: Ayutthaya
Location: Central of Thailand
Ayutthaya is one of the central provinces of Thailand.

Neighboring provinces

North: Lopburi, Ang Thong, Saraburi
South: Patum Thani, Nothaburi
West: Suphanburi

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya:
76 km
Photo: Bang Pa In Palace

The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand's major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by northern neighbours. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767.

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How to get:

By Car
Unter Construction

By Bus
There are buses leaving regularly from the Northern Bus Terminal, Mo Chit.

Northern-Northeastern Bus Terminal,
Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road
Tel: 0 2936 2852-66, 0 2936 36660
BTS Sky Train: Mo Chit (N8)

By Rail
The State Railway of Thailand operates daily trains to Ayutthaya.
For more information contact Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Grand Station

Hua Lamphong, Rama IV Road
Tel: 02 223 7010, 02 223 7020


Ayutthaya - Singburi 71 km
Ayutthaya - Supanburi 53 km
Ayutthaya - Saraburi 63 km
Ayutthaya - Ang Thong 31 km
Ayutthaya - Bangkok 76 km

Distance from Ayutthaya

Amphoe Tha Rua 60 km
Amphoe Nakhon Luang 20 km
Amphoe Ban Sai 45 km
Amphoe Bang Ban 10 km
Amphoe Bang Pa-In 17 km
Amphoe Bang Pa Han 13 km
Amphoe Ban Phraek 53 km
Amphoe Bang Sai 34 km
Amphoe Maharat 25 km
Amphoe Phak Hai 29 km
Amphoe Pha Chi 35 km
Amphoe Lat Bua Luang 65 km
Amphoe Sena 20 km
Amphoe U-Thai 15 km
Amphoe Wang Noi 20 km

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
or Wat Chao Phraya Thai.
Amphoe Muang
The monastery constructed in the reign of King U-Thong is located outside the city to the southeast in the same direction as the railway station.

Attraction type: Temple
Wat Mahathat
Amphoe Muang
Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya was built in the early period in 1374.

Attraction type: Wat
Bang Pa In Palace
Amphoe Bang Pa-In
This famous attraction is located in in Tambon Ban Len, Amphoe Bang Pa-In, 18 kms. south of Ayutthaya. Built in the reign of King Rama V, the palace consists of various styled buildings.

Important buildings inside
the Bang Pa In palace are:

- Ho Hemmonthian Thewarat
- Aisawanthipphaya – At Pavilion
- Warophatphiman Hall
- Saphakhan Ratchaprayun
- Phra Thinang Utthayan Phumisathian
- Theatre
- Wehat Chamrun Hall
- Keng Buppha Praphat
- Ho Witthunthassana
- Monument of Queen Sunantha
- Monument of  Phra – Akkharachayathoe Phra-Ong Chao Saowaphaknarirat and three roayal children

Attraction type: Palace, Garden, Architecture, Lake


Tourist attractions and places of interest
in Ayutthaya

- Grand Palace
Currently called “Ancient Palace”
Important buildings inside the Grand Palace compound are:
Wihan Sondet Hall
Sanphet Prasat Hall
Suriyat Amarin Hall
Chakkrawat Phaichayon Hall
Trimuk Hall
Banyong Rattanat Hall
- Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
Located at Tambon Pratu Chai, on Rotchana Road opposite Rajabhat University Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.
- Chantharakasem National Museum
- Wat Samanakottharam
Located near Wat Kudidao, it was renovated by Chao Praya Kosa (Lek) and Chao Praya Kosa (Pan) during the reign of King Narai the Great.
- Wat Senasanaram
- Japanese Village

This is located 1.5 kilometres far from Wat Phanancheong in Tambon Ko Rien.
- Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre
Located on Rotchana Road, this centre is a national research institute devoted to the study of Ayutthaya, especially during the period when Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand.
- Mu Ban Protuket
Is the Portuguese village located in Tambon Sampao Lom, on the west bank of the Chao Praya river and to the south of the city.
- Wat Kasattathirat Woravihan
Is the monastery located outside Ko Mueang, opposite Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai, on the bank of the Chao Praya river.
- Queen Si Suriyothai
- Wat Worachetha Ram
- Wat Kudidao

Located in front of the railway station to the east, this old monastery has beautiful work with better craftsmanship than many other temples, but it has deteriorated to a high degree.
- Khun Phaen House
Khun Phaen’s Thai - style house conforms to descriptions in a popular Thai literary work. Kun Phaen’s house is near Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit.
- King U-Thong Monument
Erected between Bueng Phra Ram and Wat Phra Si Sanphet.
- Wat Tum
Located in Tambon Wat Tum on the bank of Khlong Wat Tum on the Ayutthaya – Ang Thong Road, 6 – 7 kilometers from Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the temple covers an area of approximately 15 rai.
- Thai Boat Museum
A private boat museum located opposite to Wat Mahathat, Bang Ian Road.
- Wat Na Phramen
The former name of this monastery was Wat Phra Merurachikaram. Located on the bank of Khlong Sabua opposite the Grand Palace, the date of construction is unknown.
- Wat Phutthaisawan

Situated on the river bank opposite Ko Mueang to the south.
- Wang Lang or the Rear Palace
This palace is located close to the western city wall of Ayutthaya.
- Somdet Phra Si Nakharin Park
Located on U Thong Road in the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya historical Park area, to the southwest of Ko Meang.
- Wat Suwan Draram Ratchaworawihan
The temple is located inside the city wall to the southeast of the town island near Pom Phet.

Wat Lokkayasuttharam
Amphoe Muang
This monastery is over a kilometer behind the Grand Palace adjacent to Wat Worachettharam. Accessible by the road behind the Ancient Palace, passing Wat Worapho and Wat Worachettharam.

Attraction type: Wat, Buddha Image

Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai
Amphoe Muang
The memorial for the first heroine in Thai history is located in Ko Mueang to the west.
Elephant Centre
Amphoe Muang

Wat Phukhao Thong
Amphoe Muang
Located two kilometers northwest of the Grand Place, this monastery was constructed in the year 1387 during the reign of King Ramesuan.

Attraction type: Wat

Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Amphoe Muang
This important and most outstanding monastery is located in the Grand Palace compound like Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram (Wat Phra Khaew) of Bangkok.

Attraction type: Wat
Wat Phra Ram
Amphoe Muang
Attraction type: Wat
Wat Ratchaburana
Amphoe Muang
This monastery was located near Pa Than Bridge opposite Wat Mahathat.

Attraction type: Wat
Wat Thammikarat
Amphoe Muang
A temple in the Mahanikaya Sect, Wat Thammikarat was formerly known as Wat Mukkharat.

Attraction type: Wat
Phra Mongkhon Bophit
Amphoe Muang
Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a large bronze cast Buddha image, was originally enshrined outside the Grand Place to the east.

Attraction type: Wat
Wat Phananchoeng
Amphoe Muang
This monastery located south of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya has no record as to its date of construction or the person causing its construction. It existed before Ayutthaya was founded as the capital.

Attraction type: Wat

Elephant Kraal Pavilion
Amphoe Muang
The pavilion, utilized as the royal seat to witness the elephant round up, is located in Tambon Suan Phrik, four kilometers from the city along Highway No. 309.

Attraction type: Wat

Wat Chaiwatanaram
Amphoe Muang

Attraction type: Wat

Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre
Amphoe Bang Sai
With an area of 285 rai (or 14 acres), the Centre is located in Tambon Bung Yai, Amphoe Bang Sai. There are many zones such as exhibitions area, the area of product demonstration and production, souvenir shop, some restaurants and the area for relaxation.

Bangsai District
Ayutthaya Province
Thailand 13290
Open: Daily 08.30 - 16.00
Telephone: (66)-0-35-366252-3

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