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4 places to see in ayutthaya

travel ayutthayaayutthaya city guide; if you’re a history junkie (or simply craving some ginormous grilled river prawn) then i’d recommend you to rent a van (which usually costs around 1,500-2,000 thb/day) and take half day to travel the city of ayutthaya, the ancient capital city of thailand. now a unesco world heritage site is left with nothing much other than ruins of palaces and temples from the burmese-siamese war but i realized that most first timers in thailand really enjoy sight seeing the area (now, i have many relatives and friends visiting and it’s a completely different story when one has to visit the same place multiple times a year). so i thought i’d share with you guys the most effective tour schedule around ayutthaya without getting burned-out, mentally and physically!

tonnam riverview

26 moo 6, tambon ban len, amphoe bang pa-in, phra nakhon sri ayutthaya, 13160

since ayutthaya is about an hour drive from bangkok if you leave before noon you’ll get here just in time for lunch. my go-to for one of the best grilled river prawn in the city. don’t forget to try the coconut ice cream from the little shop right outside the restaurant.

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bang pa-in summer palace

ban len, bang pa-in district, phra nakhon si ayutthaya, 13160

built around the 17th century to serve as a summer palace of ayutthaya kings, the palace remains largely open to visitors as the current king and his family use it only rarely for banquets and special occasions.

entrance fee: 100 thb | dress code: short skirts/pants and sleeveless tops not allowed

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wat yai chai mongkhon

u-thong road, pranakorn sri ayutthaya district, 13000

also known as the “great monastery of auspicious victory” is where you can find the impressively large reclining buddha statue.

entrance fee: 50 thb | no dress code

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wat mahathat

phra nakhon si ayutthaya historical park, phra nakhon si ayutthaya, 13000

also known as the “temple of the great relics” is where you can find one of the most famous images of thailand, buddha head entwined in tree roots.

entrance fee: 50 thb | no dress code

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will any of these places make it to your must-see attraction when in thailand?

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