Ayutthaya

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Ayutthaya, photo by PlusMinus
Ayutthaya (photo by PlusMinus)
 

Ayutthaya is an ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand, 50 miles (80 km) north of Bangkok.

Its various archeological sites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site most famous for their ancient Thai palaces and temples. They also include ruins of foreign settlements by the Dutch, Japanese, and Portuguese.

Ayutthaya is an island at the confluence of three rivers: the Chao Phraya River, the Lopburi River and the Pa Sak River. Most temple ruins can be found at the northwest of the island, while accommodation and night life is clustered around the northeast.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 
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Ampo Residence

Ampo Residence offers exclusive accommodation on the top levels of Ampo Shopping Mall in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District. The hotel features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$42 - $48

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Classic Kameo Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Ayutthaya

Classic Kameo Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Ayutthaya is a 5-minute drive from Wat Yai Chai Mongkol. It offers modern non-smoking rooms with a kitchenette and a seating area. The apartment features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and a sauna. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$71 - $68

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Baaneve Guesthouse

Situated 3 km to Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Baaneve Guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Free public parking is available on site. The hotel is a 5-minute drive to Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre and Wat Dararam Temple. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

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Sala Ayutthaya

Located in the heart of Ayutthaya, Sala Ayutthaya is 1.2 km from Chao Sam Phraya National Museum. This boutique hotel offers an outdoor pool and stylish accommodation with free WiFi access. The hotel is 1.6 km from Ayutthaya Historical Park and 1. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$121

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Ban Bua House 1

Located 5 km away from Ayutthaya Historical Park, Ban Bua House 1 offers comfortable accommodation with air conditioning. It has a garden and free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ban U Thong Accommodations

Ban U Thong Accommodations

Located along the Chao Praya River in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ban U Thong Accommodations is surrounded by historical places and temples. Guests can rent bicycles and explore the surrounding areas with ease with help from the tour desk. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Ban Boonchu

Ban Boonchu

Located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Ban Boonchu features cosy accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. Other facilities include on-site parking and a shared lounge. Ban Boonchu is 600 metre from Wat Mahathat, 1. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Baan Kong Homestay

Baan Kong Homestay

Located in Ayutthaya, Baan Kong Homestay features cosy bungalows with air conditioning. Surrounded by tropical gardens, it offers parking area and a laundry service. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Prom Tong Mansion

Prom Tong Mansion

Situated in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 600 metres from Wat Mahathat, Prom Tong Mansion boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms have a TV with satellite channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
At Ayutthaya Hotel

At Ayutthaya Hotel

At Ayutthaya Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and free 2 bottles of drinking water. The hotel is equipped with a 24-hour front desk and meeting facilities. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
Baifern Homestay

Baifern Homestay

Enjoy restful stays at Bifern Homestay, which offers Thai-style rooms situated around a beautifully landscaped garden. Featuring free Wi-Fi and parking, it also provides tour services. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
Klong Suan Plue Resort

Klong Suan Plue Resort

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Klong Suan Plue Resort is situated in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 1.7 km from Wat Yai Chaimongkol. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
Onvara Place

Onvara Place

Located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 500 metres from Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Onvara Place features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
Athithara Homestay

Athithara Homestay

Located by the Chao Praya River in Ayutthaya, Athithara Homestay is an authentic Thai-style house near the city centre. Free WiFi access is available in this homestay. The accommodation will provide you with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$34

$34-
The Cavalli Casa Resort

The Cavalli Casa Resort

The Cavalli Casa Resort is a 5-minute drive from Ayothaya Floating Market and Ayutthaya Railway Station. It offers modern air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36 - $47

$36-
Q Zone Boutique

Q Zone Boutique

Offering a la carte restaurant, Q Zone Boutique is located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this resort. Q Zone Boutique is 700 metre from Ayutthaya Historical Park and 1.2 km from Wat Mahathat. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$39

$39-
Baan Luang Harn

Baan Luang Harn

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Baan Luang Harn offers accommodation in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Silp Pa Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Silp Pa Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 900 metres from Wat Mahathat, Silp Pa Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya boasts a restaurant and free WiFi. A flat-screen TV is offered. You will find a shared lounge at the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Kamalar Palace

Kamalar Palace

Conveniently located, the peaceful Kamalar Palace is situated next to Wat Lokaya Sutharam. This holiday home comes with WiFi and free private parking. Queen Suriyothai Memorial is 700 metres from the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$42

$42-
Ayodhara Village

Ayodhara Village

This 4-star hotel is situated along the bank of the Lopburi River, just 10 minutes’ drive from Ayuttaya Elephant Camp. It offers Thai-style villas, traditional Thai massages and free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$42 - $115

$42-
P.U. Inn Resort

P.U. Inn Resort

P.U. Inn Ubonpon is a 5-minute walk from Chao Prom Market and Ayutthaya Bus Terminal. Offering air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, the property is equipped with a tour desk and shuttle service. Massage treatments can be arranged upon request. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$42 - $40

$42-
Good Luck Guest House

Good Luck Guest House

Good Luck Guest House offers simply furnished rooms with a TV. It has on-site parking facilities and free Wi-Fi access in all areas. Chao Sam Phraya National Museum is a 10-minute drive from Good Luck Guest House. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$42

$42-

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Temples
Ayutthaya’s vast temple complexes can be divided between those on the island of Ayutthaya and those that are off the island. The temples with entry charges are usually in ruins, so there is no dress code. Working temples tend to charge no fees and there are often no officials to check that a dress is appropriate (though it is advised to follow these customs to show respect for sacred places).

There are too many temples to cover here. The most famous of these is Wat Phra Si Sanphet. The largest temple in Ayutthaya, it is known for its distinctive row of restored chedis (Thai-style stupas) found on many images of the city.
Combination
Archeological Sites
Founded around 1350, Ayutthaya became the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. Over the course of the next few centuries the city took advantage of its ideal location between China, India and the Malay Archipelago made Ayutthaya to make itself the trading capital of Asia. Dutch and French maps of the city show grandeur with gold-laden palaces, large ceremonies and a huge float of trading vessels from all over the world.

But all this came to a quick end when the Burmese invaded Ayutthaya in 1767 and almost completely burnt the city down to the ground. Today what remains of this-once impressive city are the prang (reliquary towers) and temples, as these were the only buildings made of stone at that time. A vast stretch of historical site in the heart of Ayutthaya city, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.
Other Interests:
Cultural
Palaces and Chateaux

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