Ayutthaya

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 15 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 9 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 15 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 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$16

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ayutthaya Thenee Hotel

Ayutthaya Thenee Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Ayutthaya Thenee Hotel offers accommodation in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 1.1 km from Wat Mahathat. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a TV. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Baan Bussara

Baan Bussara

Located in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 1.1 km from Wat Mahathat, Baan Bussara boasts a terrace and views of the garden. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
The Sixty at Ayutthaya

The Sixty at Ayutthaya

Set in the centre of Ayutthaya, The Sixty at Ayutthaya is located across from Mahathat Temple. This accommodation is built with teak wood and features antique furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Ayutthaya Place

Ayutthaya Place

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya City, this guest house is built of teak wood and red bricks. Enjoying a quiet location, Ayutthaya Place offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17 - $15

$17-
Srikrung Guesthouse

Srikrung Guesthouse

Srikrung Guesthouse is a 10-minute ride from Wat Yai Chaimongkhon Temple. It offers simply furnished rooms with air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the guest house. On-site parking is possible. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Jidapa Resort

Jidapa Resort

Jidapa Resort is located in Ban Hua Dom. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. The accommodation will provide you with a satellite TV and air conditioning. There is also a refrigerator. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Baan Suan Yen Sabai

Baan Suan Yen Sabai

Baan Suan Yen Sabai is a villa set in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and featuring free WiFi and a balcony. The property features views of the garden and is 700 metres from Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$17

$17-
Aiyara House

Aiyara House

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Aiyara House offers accommodation in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 1 km from Wat Mahathat. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

$18-
Ploencheewa

Ploencheewa

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Ploencheewa offers accommodation in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and has a TV. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

$18-
Phrakhun House Ayutthaya

Phrakhun House Ayutthaya

Phrakhun House is a 5-minute walk to Wat Ratchaburana, Chao Phrom Market and Wat Pra Mahathat. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist guests with shuttle service. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$18

$18-
Baaneve Guesthouse

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

$20-
Taevaraj Place

Taevaraj Place

Taevaraj Place is 1.5 km from Wat Yai Chaimongkol. It offers clean and comfortable rooms with free WiFi. The property provides laundry service for guests’ convenience. The property is 1.6 km from Wat Mahathat and 2. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Baan Bua House 2

Baan Bua House 2

Set 1.4 km from Chao Sam Phraya National Museum in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Baan Bua House 2 features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms have a TV. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Seksub Place

Seksub Place

Seksub Place is set in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 500 metres from Wat Yai Chaimongkol and 3.2 km from Wat Mahathat. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
The Old Palace Resort Klong Sa Bua

The Old Palace Resort Klong Sa Bua

The Old Palace Resort is nestled within tropical greenery, a 5-minute walk from Wat Na Phra Meru (temple built in 1503). It provides spacious rooms with private balconies and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20 - $37

$20-
Niwas Ayutthaya

Niwas Ayutthaya

Niwas Ayutthaya is located in the historical town of Ayuthaya, a 10-minute walk from Wat Mahathat and Wat Rajchaburana. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21 - $14

$21-
Reuan Audthasawan

Reuan Audthasawan

Situated 1.3 km from Wat Yai Chaimongkol in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Reuan Audthasawan features free WiFi access and free private parking. Each room has a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each room includes a private bathroom. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-

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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.
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