The city of Ayutthaya was the capital of the former Siamese kingdom of the same name for centuries before a Burmese invasion sacked the city in 1767.
The stone temples and palaces of the former city were the only structures to survive the fires set by the Burmese. Today travelers come to Ayutthaya to explore what remains of what was one of the world's greatest trade cities.
Travelers stroll through this UNESCO World Heritage site leisurely feeling the presence of antiquity on their luxury tours of Thailand. Not far from the city, The Ayutthaya Historical Park houses 100 full-scale replicas of the ancient city's temples and palaces.
Ayutthaya province is also home to the Erawan and Si Nakharin National Parks.
Best Time to Visit Ayutthaya:
Hot from March to June, and rainy from July to September, it's best to visit the area from October through February for the best weather during a luxury tour in Thailand.
How to get to Ayutthaya:
About 30 miles north of Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River, Ayutthaya is best reached by private car using Thailand's modern roads.
Rich in cultural antiquities and natural wonders, guests on Thailand tours feel like they could spend weeks in Ayutthaya and leave still wanting more.
Appropriate Attire :
Though most of the temples are in ruin, it’s still best to dress conservatively by covering your shoulders, arms, and legs in keeping with local tradition.