Are you organising a trip to Thailand and don't know what to do in Ayutthaya? There are many Ayutthaya attractions that will surprise you. The city is located not far to the north of the Thai capital, Bangkok, and is easily reached by train in a little more than an hour.
The ruins of the ancient capital are today the Ayutthaya Historical Park, which is recognised as a World Heritage Site by Unesco and is definitely high on the list of things to see in Ayutthaya. It is easy to stroll from the center of town into the park and walk among the beautiful ruins.
Of all the places to visit in Ayutthaya, obviously the cultural and architectural heritage will be the highlight, but there are also many more things to do Ayutthaya. Numerous historical city complexes have large Khmer buildings which, though not as well preserved as Sukhothai, help you understand and imagine how people lived in ancient Thai culture. They are most definitely major Ayutthaya attractions.
Other Ayutthaya activities on the list include a visit to the temple of Wat Phra Mahathat, which was built in the beginnings of the city in the fourteenth century by King Borommaracha, his intention being to house the relics of past kings.
Ayutthaya is also home to the Summer Palace for the king, which is sometimes overlooked. However, the whole area is surrounded by beautiful manicured gardens and lakes and is easy to navigate on foot. A visit here is definitely on the list of stuff to do in Ayutthaya today.
There are so many attractions in Ayutthaya, don't wait any longer to discover this beautiful region in the fascinating country of Thailand!