Once considered the most spectacular city on Earth, the ruins of the capital of the Kingdom Ayutthaya are now a major tourist attraction easily accessible from Bangkok by car, train, or boat as either a daytrip or overnight excursion.
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Ayutthaya Historical Park
Rest on the island framed by three significant rivers: Chao Phraya, Lopburi and Pasak, the historic temples, palaces and remaining architectures of the ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya are one of Thailands most precious historical sites. The 715-acre area has been listed the UNESCO World Heritage SIte since 1991 as it portrays the heydays of one of the most largest kingdoms in IndoChina history.
Gong Khong Market
This is a market you can witness Ayutthaya's old way of lives. The market's name, Gong Khong, literally means an active of bending down to select and purchase products laying on the ground, which is what people are really doing at the market. Here, you find a wide range of reasonably priced local produces, including fresh and chemical-free vegetables and fruits, as well as OTOP products, food and desserts.
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
The temple is not only a significant historical site, but also considered as the spiritual center of Thais for a long time. Situated within the royal palace grounds, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is the royal monastery and therefore no monk is allowed to reside at.
Wat Phra Mahathat
The Prang of Wat Mahathat was built in Early Ayutthaya. Its structure became the traditional model when constructing a temple and can be found nationwide. The Prang in which the holy relics were installed was greatly influenced by Khmer-style architecture - the lower part was made of laterite, whereas the upper part was masonry. What seems to be the most prominent landmark of the temple is the head of a sandstone Buddha image entwined in the roots of a Bodhi tree.