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PhraNakhon Si Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya is the capital of the PhraNakhon Si Ayutthaya province in Thailand. Placed in the valley carved by the Chao Phraya River, Ayutthaya was founded in the mid-14th century. Ayutthaya also serves as the Siamese capital fo...more

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

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PhraNakhon Si Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya is the capital of the PhraNakhon Si Ayutthaya province in Thailand. Placed in the valley carved by the Chao Phraya River, Ayutthaya was founded in the mid-14th century. Ayutthaya also serves as the Siamese capital for almost 417 years and is known for its ancient temples and beautiful architecture. The city finds its location on an island at the confluence of Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lopburi rivers and falls on the rail link between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

PhraNakhon Si Ayutthayais one of the major attractions in Thailand. The city is known for its ancient ruins and architecture. In the ancient times Ayutthaya was among the most prosperous cities and a favourable trading destination. The ancient city had three palaces and several other royal buildings outside the city. There were over 400 temples in the ancient city ruins of many of which can be seen till today. A visit to the Ayutthaya Historical Park is recommended for observing the beautiful architecture and layout of the ancient buildings. There are numerous museums and other interesting places around Ayutthaya. The Ayutthaya Historical Study Center is an interesting place to learn about the history of Ayutthaya. The Chao Sam Phraya National Museum features several exhibits from the ancient city of Ayutthaya. The Chantharakasem National Museum and the Baan Hollanda are also good to visit.

The Chao Phrom Market on the U-Thong Rd. is the best place to shop in Ayutthaya. At this market visitors can find a number of shops selling souvenirs, clothing, jewellery and handicraft items.

Nearby Airports

The nearest international airport is the Don Mueang International Airport at Bangkok. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located about 94 Km from Ayutthaya. From the airport, taxis are available to Ayutthaya and ideally cost around 1200 Baht for a one-way trip. The journey takes around 2-3 hours during peak hours. Taking the train is also a good option. There is a regular train service from Bangkok's Hualamphong Train Station to Ayutthaya and the journey takes around 2-2.5 hours. An A/C second class ticket costs 250 Baht per person. Buses are also available from Bangkok’s North terminus to Ayutthaya; A/C buses cost 56 Baht.

Halal Restaurants

When it comes to halal dining, Ayutthaya does not disappoint Muslim visitors. There are a number of halal restaurants around U-Thong Road on the southern part of the island. At the U-Thong Road visitors can find basic halal restaurants. Those looking to indulge in fine dining may be slightly disappointed.

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When it comes to halal dining, Ayutthaya does not disappoint Muslim visitors. There are a number of halal restaurants around U-Thong Road on the southern part of the island. At the U-Thong Road visitors can find basic halal restaurants. Those looking to indulge in fine dining may be slightly disappointed.

Things to Do and See in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

  • Ayutthaya Historical Study Center
  • Ayutthaya historical park
  • Chan Kasem Palace
  • Ayutthaya Rajabhat University (ARU)
  • Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
  • Chantharakasem National Museum
  • Baan Hollanda
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