Ayutthaya Historical Park

Bangkok, Thailand


A visit to the ruins of the famous Ayutthaya ancient city. The kingdom of Ayutthaya was a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. It was the capital of Thailand or Siam for 417 years. Ayutthaya is only one hour north of Bangkok by comfortable minivan. Ayutthaya historical park is declared a UNESCO world heritage park, with impressive temples and ruins. To be able to access the Ayutthaya Historical Park is  necessary to pay entrance fee . There is a single entry that allows us to visit all the monuments and places of Ayutthaya, you have to purchase of tickets at each place of interest in the ancient capital of Thailand ticket offices.  Prices hover between 60 baht and 20 baht  (between € 0.5 and 1.5€). Credit cards are not accepted but he is allowed to pay with American dollars. Ayutthaya the ancient capital of Thailand was one of the most important cities of the time with  more than 1 million inhabitants . Its location halfway between China, India and Malaysia turned a perfect enclave for trade in Ayutthaya. European, Japanese and Chinese ships used Ayutthaya as port to trade wood, teak, ivory, furs, silk and all sorts of crafts. Many of these merchants claimed that Ayutthaya was the most splendid city that had never seen, even came to be known to Ayutthaya with the nickname of  The Venice of the East . Its maximum splendor Ayutthaya had  more than 1500 temples and 4000 statues , which the Burmese armies gave good account to ravage the area and  they beheaded the vast majority of statues  to demonstrate his power.

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