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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for 417 years, and now is one of Thailand’s major attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, a vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city, has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage since 13 December, 1991. It is convenient to access Ayutthaya due to good roads and a short distance from Bangkok.


Ayutthaya or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was the Thai capital for 417 years, and now is one of Thailand’s major attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park, a vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city, has been included in UNESCO’s list of world heritage since 13 December, 1991. It is convenient to access Ayutthaya due to good roads and a short distance from Bangkok.

 

How to Get There

Car - Driving from Bangkok to Ayutthaya takes around one and a half hours, which you can get there by various highways.

Bus - There are air-conditioned buses leaving the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road) for Ayutthaya from 5.30am - 7.00pm.

Train - Ayutthaya is accessible by both northbound and northeast bound trains. Trains leaves Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) daily. Then, mini-buses can be taken from the railway station into the city.

Boat - Travelling by boat to Ayutthaya is popular among foreigners since it does not only reveal the beauty as well as lifestyle of the people on both sides of the Chao Phraya River, but also reflects the life in history at the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom when the Chao Phraya River served as a channel in trading with foreign countries.

Cruise - There are luxurious cruise from Bangkok to Ayutthaya operated by Anantara, Chao Phraya Princess Cruise and River Sun Cruise. 


Getting Around in Ayutthaya

Tuk-Tuk - The most common means of transportation in Ayutthaya. It is popular for short and quick journeys. Fares must be bargained in advance.

Mini-bus - It can be taken from the railway station into the city. Hiring a minibus within Ayutthaya costs between 400-500 Baht per day.

Car/Motorcycle - It is easier to reach the destination you plan to go. It can be rented around the train station.

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