Ayutthaya Historical Park is located in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The city was founded by King Ramathibodi I (U-thong) in 1350 and was the capital of Thailand until it was destroyed by the Burmese army in 1767.
Located 76 km north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya Historical Park, located in Ayutthaya Province, covers an area of 2,556 square kilometers. This is a complex of relics including many temples, pagodas, museums, etc. The park is currently one of the annual relics attracted a large number of visitors. This is truly a great city and one of the most fascinating historical sites that you must visit. Here are some tips for your trip to Ayutthaya.
1. Wat Ratchaburana
Talking about history, how great would be to stand between the walls of Wat Ratchaburana and imagine the 15th Century, full of splendor.
Why it was built? The King Boromracha II had it built in the memory of his brothers Ay and Yi. So, visiting this place may also bring in some memories of your own loved ones.
2. Bang Pa-In Royal Palace
This palace in BK Ayutthaya is also known by the name of summer palace.
It was first made up of wood but then it was made again with bricks. This ancient palace also has a rich and interesting history but there are not many ruins to see here.
3. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
This temple was the most ancient temple of BK Ayutthaya. It was destroyed by the Burmese. It was considered the most beautiful temple in the city. Here too, you will get to see the past. You will find the old temples and ruins very fascinating. All the history lovers will definitely fall for this place. Visit this location early morning or in the evening.
4. Wat Phra Ram
This ancient temple was a home to Buddhists. This temple was destroyed ages ago but u will still be able to see charred area which indicates a fire might have destroyed this place. The structure is made with small bricks. The architecture is very beautiful made with small bricks only. No big statue or carved or sculpted stones can be seen here.
5. Wat Phanan choeng
This temple is also a Buddhist temple located next to a river. This temple has a huge golden buddha statue built here. You can feed the fishes in the river as well. Located here is also a very beautiful Chinese temple which is also located near the river side. It is amazingly peaceful here.
6. Foreign Quarters
After all the visits to Ayutthaya traditional temples and ruins (that are all unique, enigmatic, and marvelous), how about visiting some place different? Presenting you Foreign Quarters. They will tell you one thing Ayutthaya, it is loved by many British, French, and Dutch people so much that they chose to permanently live here. You will find many Catholic churches in the area too.
What’s more? Well, you can also find as you will also find structures made by Japanese who lived there if you go across the Suan Phlu Canal.
Best Time to Visit Ayutthaya
If you are looking for a good time to visit BK Ayutthaya, know one thing: the place is hot all year long. So try to visit it in months from November to February.
Also, elephant riding is part of Ayutthaya. However, if you an animal lover, you should avoid it as the elephants are trained by beating them until their spirit is broken and then follow commands easily.
Ayutthaya is a city where you will get to see some of the most old and historical places, ruins, temples and monuments. If you are someone who has interest in history and want to visit places other than the popular ones like Wat Mahathat, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, and Ayutthaya Historical Park, then this guide is for you. Hope you will have a wonderful trip!
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