Ayutthaya is a historic city located north of Bangkok in Thailand. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam (what is now Thailand) and the center for commerce and global diplomacy. Today, Ayutthaya stands by its distinction as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features one of the most impressive ruins, a fantastic look into the historic core of the country.

The Ayutthaya Historical Park is your key to uncovering the city’s storied past. Its sights have an outstanding universal value for their charm and mere presence. Visiting the park will introduce you to even more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this part of the country, including Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Phra Ram, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, and Wiharn Phra Mongkhon Bopit.

Ayutthaya is about an hour’s travel from Bangkok. Thailand has two international airports, Don Mueang airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport, which serve international flights from Seoul, Delhi, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, and others.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

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Ayutthaya Historical Park

Location: หมู่ที่ 4 196 Khlong Tho Rd, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

1. Wat Maha That

Location: Naresuan Rd, Tha Wasukri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

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2. Wat Ratchaburana

Location: ถนน ชีกุน ตำบล ท่าวาสุกรี Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

3. Ayutthaya Ancient Royal Palace

Location: Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

4. Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit

Location: นเรศวร ประตูชัย Naresuan Rd, Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

5. Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Location: Ban Pom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

6. Wat Phra Ram

Location: Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

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7. Kum Khun Phaan (Teak House)

Location: Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

8. Chantharakasem National Museum

Location: Tumbol huaroe U-tong rd 13000, 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

9. Wat Phanan Choeng

Location: 2 หมู่ที่ 12 Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

10. Wat Phutthai Sawan

Location: หมู่ที่ 8 15 Samphao Lom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

11. Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon

Location: หมู่ที่ 3 40/3 ตำบล คลองสวนพลู Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

12. Wat Phu Khao Thong

Location: หมู่ที่ 2 153 Phu Khao Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

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13. King Naresuan The Great Monument

Location: Lum Phli, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

14. Queen Suriyothai Monument

Location: Ban Mai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

15. Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Location: Samphao Lom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

16. Portuguese Village

Location: Samphao Lom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

17. Wat Kudee Dao

Location: 19 ซอย ป่าโทน 19 Pratu Chai Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

18. Wat Kasattrathirat Worawihan

Location: 33/5 ตำบล บ้านป้อม Tambon Ban Pom, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

19. Wat Pakkran

Location: ปากกราน, Pak Kran, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

20. Wat Na Phramane

Location: Khlong Sa Bua, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000, Thailand. Save on Google Maps.

Where to go near Ayutthaya & beyond

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