Of course the best in Ayutthaya are the temples, plenty of them. Ruins from the 17-18th century battles with Cambodia, but what ruins! Really amazing, touching, and all with colours of dark reds (old bricks), green (tress, grass), whitish (old stucco) in front of the blue of the sky.
.. If you stay only in Bangkok, Ayutthaya is only a bit more than 1 hour away, and so peaceful and green! Crossed by 3 rivers, the centre of the city is full of trees, rivers and canals. Quite a few very good restaurants right on the river(s) (I tried at least 4 with very good food). And many places to visit around Ayutthaya if you decide to stay a bit more than 3 days. Loads of very charming small hotels, with excellent service.
Ayutthaya is a nice place for sightseeing and riding a bike around. It is also a good starting point to visit Khao Yai National Park, it is about 1,5 h by car, worth seeing! You can arrange a trip from Ayutthaya.
Slightly too expensive for entrance fees to sights. Main problem is the number of feral dogs that pose a real hazard to travelers, they are aggressive and will attempt to bite without provocation.
So much to be seen. UNESCO listed temples, river trips (and it is SO much cooler on the river). Many attractions are accessible by bicycle if you are fit enough & not worried by the heat.
Otherwise, a tuk tuk for 200 Baht per hour, a sun hat & LOTS of water.
A short journey from Bangkok, this city is well worth a couple of days of anyone's holiday. There is a wealth of cultural and historical sites, and the city has a relaxing atmosphere.
A river boat journey and some temple viewing are the must do things for this city.
The ancient capital of Siam, much of which was destroyed during a war with Burma in 1740's. The remains of many old palaces have UN World Heritage Status and well worth a visit.
The modern part of the City has little to offer apart from the attractive riverside hotels and boat trips.
Ayuthaya is a beautiful town to explore full of ancient ruins and temples. Take a river cruise or cycle around this charming place and try the delicious food.
I've been to this place many times and it never disappoints.
If you want to explore the old city I recommended Ayuthaya. Rent a bike and ride around the area, beautiful places , and old mystery temples.
You'll love it.
Whenever a city's economy is solely based on tourism, you know you won't feel great on anything that would have to make you feel great.
Especially people at the rail station side of the river, they really tend to rip outsiders off, not friendly/polite once you insist to reject their offers. (Have to say the staff at rail station still got the manner, helpfulness and politeness though). The other side of the river - All the ruins charges, official staff there are in general impolite and unfriendly. Have heard that the locals destroy historical ruins for money more than any tourists too.
It is an Unesco city which has a long history of Thailand. It is to go for studing that what has happened before Rattanakosin Era.
There are plenty of tourist attractions located not to far from each others. Two days not enough for visiting all of these places.
Old Capital City of Thailand and World Heritage Site Feel fresh from organic food and Clean Air in 40 minutes aways from Bangkok
Plenty of temples and ruins to see. Good food. very cheap area compared to the major cities. A nice get away from the craziness.
I loved this quaint and charming town. The old ruins are very impressive and the frogs and marsh creatures come alive at night.
I also had some of my best Thai food in this town. Loved it!
The famous historical site in Thailand. If you are a ancient-ruin-lover or history-lover, this is the place you shouldn't miss.
However, It would be better to travel around after do some research.
it's a nice place to travel to, and seeing all the ancient ruins in the heart of the city, surrounding by today's living style.
can you image walking around the building or statues dates 200 years ago....today.
This is a much less busier place and most major cities in Thailand. More relaxed with plenty of ruins and old temples to see.
The people are great.
Besides ruins all over the city, it hes nothing interesting. It was the only place in Thailand where I felt out of place.
People were unfriendly, there was even guy who was trying to rape me. Luckily it was a busy road so he ran away. A lot of homelss dogs all over the town, one bit me in my calf. Had a really bad time there, wouldn't recommend it to anytone. Boring and dangerous
old city,nice weather but still need development about tourist attraction mostly about the temples and also information
Its a place with fantastic historical sites but food such as tom yam can't be found or not the usual Thailand dishes.
Lots of traditional foods. Cheap hotels but not much activities at night except some pubs and bars, a pizza shop, a KFC and an emporium. The boat trip is cheap and enjoyable with the historical sites visits. Its best visited if there are some festival on where you will have a chance to taste all the traditional food and cultural shows. A place not to miss visiting due to its world heritage sites. Weather a bit dry, hot but the air is cool.
Ayutthaya is the place full of ancient ruins. Also the place you can learn more about the Thai culture and history.
I found it very interesting to visit the former Capital city.
Ayutthaya is quite a large city. It's cultural and has some spectacular ruins to visit. Would recommend you visit.
If you like Cambodia Angkor Wat or Borobudur you would definitely adore this place. Beautiful and peaceful place.
My stay at the site was decent, try the roti there, as my partner said it was where it originated. Seafood was excellent especially the river shrimp, it's delicious and huge!
Historical City, it's the previous capital city of Thailand now become world heritage. Lots of ruins and temple.
it's a beautiful city, locals are so friendly and food is very delicious. lots of restaurant along the river. you just take free train from Bkk 1 hours ( or express train will cost a little bit) can travel around ayutthaya by bycicle or motocycle.
Lovely City.....live in Lopburi and just love to come here once a month for the food and sight seeing of temples.
Read the history before you are here, to make your visit more interesting. Some stalls really serving good food.
Do not go out after 8pm, as there are too many stray dogs around making it a as safe. More worst still some stray dogs will still attack you even during day.
Good for seeing the old capital. Learing about some of the temples. Also the roti saimai is the best there.
I heard Ayutthaya was a great city but was still surprised at how many beautiful places there are to see.
I will definitely be going back!
A lovely city withlenty of historical sites to visit. Easy to get around the city by Tuk tuk or cycling.
really nice to got there . Less impressive than Ankor temples of course, but still worth to go there .