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Ayutthaya Travel Guide
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Welcome to Ayutthaya.
Since Ayutthaya used to be the glorious and prosperous capital city of Thailand for 417 years, it is unique both physically and historically. Remaining ruins and many old interesting temples show how civilized it was in the past.
On December 13, 1991, Ayutthaya was declared as a World Heritage Site in Thailand, which has resulted in the increasing number of tourists from around the world. In addition, Ayutthaya is an important agricultural city in the central part of Thailand and nowadays also an important green industrial city in the region. Believe it or not? The full old name of Ayutthaya is the 2nd longest name in Thailand "Krung Thep Tavaravadi Sri Ayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom" and, the official name is the longest " Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya".
Top Things to See and Do
Roads and waterways are the main routes to Ayutthaya. In the old days waterways were the main means of transportation to Ayutthaya, but nowadays roads are widely used as it is faster and more convenient. There are four public routes for buses from Bangkok to Ayutthaya; highway, provincial road, 23 standard bus routes that connect Ayutthaya to neighboring provinces as well as 45 bus routes within the province. In addition, there are 114 trains passing through Ayutthaya to the north and the northeast everyday mostly passing Bang Pa – In, Ayutthaya City, Phachee and Tha Rua districts. Transportation by water is only used in the small communities for agricultural and industrial transportation as well as for tourist sight seeing.
Traveling from Bangkok to Ayutthaya can do by 4 ways.
Bus at Morchit 2 Bus Terminal connected with MRT,
Train at Hua Lumphong Central Station connected with MRT,
Van at the Victory Monument (fastest way) connected with BTS,
Boat at the Grand Palace pier connected with Chaopraya Express Boat from Sathon Central pier that close to BTS station (Historical way but, spend half day for 1 trip and available at the weekend) This is one of the great thing to do!
For someone who love driving.
Road system in Ayutthya has linked the city to many important regions of Thailand.
East Motorway 's linked the city to the new airport, Chonburi, Pattaya and Trat (Koh Chang) within 1-5 hours.
West Expressway 's linked the city to the heart of the new city for exposition, conference and concert venue (Muang Thong Thani)and the heart of Bangkok within 30-45 mins.
West Highway 's linked the city to the southern and western region of Thailand.
Northeast Highway 's linked the city to the northeastern region.
North Highway or Asian Highway 's linked the city to the northern region.
Lob Buri and Suphan Buri: These two cities are very unique, interesting and both shared the history with Ayutthaya. Getting there by direct bus or train from Ayutthaya
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