Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
As a history freak, my destiny brings me to this beautiful city in Thailand known as Ayutthaya also known as Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya or locally and simply Ayutthaya.
Let’s travel to the past for the history of Ayutthaya. So Ayutthaya once it was know as the trading capital of Asia and even the world because of its ideal location between China, India, It is an ancient capital and modern city in the Central Plains of Thailand, 85 km north of Bangkok. One of the very interesting fact about this city was that it was the largest city in the world just 300 years ago.
Sadly once the largest city in the world is now all it’s left with ruined temples and some stone building in very bad shape. Still, the history associated with the city stands still in the books and around the world in people’s hearts as fresh as it was once 300 years ago.
Let’s come to the point and I’ll tell you the important things to do when you are in Ayutthaya. So guys The city is around 85-90 km from Bangkok and usually people book a tour to visit this place. Which is good if you don’t have time or limited time in Thailand. But, If you love History you should explore the city on foot and you get to know a lot about it.
Ayutthaya is an island at the confluence (sangam) of three rivers: the Chao Phraya river, the Lopburi River, and the Pa Sak River. To visit this place the fee is 50 Thai Baht. City is well connected by Car, bus and train. Usually all the temples in the Ayutthaya have a entry fee you can also take a temple pass to cover most of the temples around the city.
Major attraction in the city are:
- WAT CHAI WATTANARAM
- WAT PHUTTHAI SAWAN
- WAT YAI CHAI MONGKHON
- CHEDI PHUKHAO THONG
- WAT MAHA THAT
- WAT PHRA SI SANPHET
- WAT LOKKAYA SUTHARAM
I’ll write more and more about these temple in my upcoming post. At the end of this post I just want you guys to know that this place is wort visiting at least once if you get a chance to visit. In all these above listed attraction the most famous is WAT MAHA THAT. Here you’ll find the incredible relic of the Buddha head embedded in a banyan tree. Its so peaceful to be around this city.
Stay connected and enjoy the travel.