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    Another lovely former capital city of Thailand. Features temples and monuments. Great photo opportunities. Along the river, this area was called Venice of the East back in the day. Personally, I love like along the river and have long wanted to take a day trip from Bangkok using a river taxi service to reach Ayutthaya. I think that would be nice.

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    This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Bangkok. it can be done as a day excursion from there, either by bus or by boat or a combination of these two. Better would be to stay there for a night and spend more time. it is a Unesco world heritage sight and with good reason. A lot of very beautiful tempels are spread over the city. you either need a car or bike or some other means of transport to be able to visit them all. Definitely worth the time!

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    Strolling along the ancient ruins was an exciting wonder in itself. But. Imagine it all being covered in gold during its glory days. The place must have been staggeringly stunning.

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    The historic city of Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I loved the ruins and the history of the old kingdom of Thailand. I was disappointed that some of the ruins were not maintained well, I saw garbage in some of the areas. What I enjoyed most about this trip is the elephant ride. For 400 baht, you can ride an elephant around the ruins for 15 mins. An unforgettable experience that shouldn't be missed!

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    When in Bangkok take the trip up north to Ayutthaya, the place is amazing, the trip back by boat to Bangkok is incredible as well.
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    What I loved the most was the opportunity to ride an elephant just outside the main temple. The beautiful scenery and the experience was unbelievable!

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    Gorgeous historical city ~2 hours north of Bangkok. Ancient temples, elephants, and excellent street food made this a great day trip.

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    Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand. Sample the older section of what Thailand was like before the modern era.

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    If you get a chance for a day trip from Bangkok to see old ruins, choose the Ayutthaya tour. The tour starts out by mini bus from Bangkok to Ayutthaya and return to Bangkok by boat where you'll be served a great buffet lunch. Its one of the best tours in Bangkok I have taken.

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    If you have the time, take the day trip to Ayutthaya! It's a smaller, more ruined, version of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, but being only a few hours on a CHEAP train (20B) from Bangkok, it is worth the day trip. You can walk from the Ayutthaya Train Station to the ruins in 15 minutes (with a short boat ride) and check out the ruins for a few hours, then catch one of many trains heading back to Bangkok. Temples usually cost about 20B-30B to enter, but some days are completely free. Definitely worth the visit if you have the time or are a Bangkok resident.

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    Wonderful place to go.
    It's near Bangkok, so it can be done as a day trip (go by train, it's a great way to get there).

    The ruins are wonderful and you will see the iconic Buddha image among the tree roots. The city itself is also pretty interesting, being a regular Thailandese city... Pretty cool to see how the locals live.

    I had tons of fun in a night market at Ayutthaya.

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    Great runner up to Sukhothai that is much closer to Bangkok. If you can't make the journey further north, Ayutthaya is a wonderful place to enjoy a bit of historical art and architecture. The sights are numerous and visiting them can be overwhelming -- especially in the heat of summer.

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    A place to be in Thailand! You will see old temples and king's domains, really beautiful and monuments are in a good shape.
    My advise would be to take a boat and visit monuments which are along the river.

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    The ancient city of Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 by King U Thong and later became the capital of Thailand. However, in 1767 the city was destroyed by fire and all the beautiful temples and buildings were set alight by the Burmese Army. Today, it’s a recognized UNESCO World heritage site.

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    Great day trip from Bangkok. When you step out of the train station, cross the street and keep going straight. You'll hit a pier with a dirt cheap ferry to take you to town, where you can rent your wheels for the day.

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    This former capital of Siam (until it was sacked by the Burmese in the 1700s) is a few hours train ride from Bangkok (where you most likely will fly into and probably wanted to explore anyway) and is a great day trip. It's a less hectic Thai experience than the hustle of Bangkok, and you'll still see the legendary Thai hospitality and great food.

    The main thing to do here is visit the multiple ruin sites, which are fascinating and generally uncrowded. Our guesthouse ran a daily riverboat tour (on a small boat that sat maybe a dozen people) that stopped at a historic ruin for about 20 minutes, and then traveled to the next site, we disembarked and explored, and so on. These sites are designated Unesco Heritage Sites and you can climb up on and peer inside old palaces and temples. If you're a photographer, there's an amazing amount of material for you here.

    There's not much nightlife or shopping here, but it's a good sized town with multiple guesthouse options and just what we needed after being overwhelmed by the size and crowdedness of Bangkok. Since you'll probably see a few dozen temples during your trip anyway, these ruins are a nice change of pace and not teeming with other travelers.

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    A UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thailand

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    A bit historical for my liking, it's a fun area to explore via bike.

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    Nice Temple, nice province. : )

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Aliases: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, พระนครศรีอยุธยา, Ayutthaya, Ayudhya