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[Asia Travel] Thailand: Ayutthaya

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Ayutthaya is a city located in the central part of Thailand. It is located very close to Bangkok and is known as the ancient city. Ayutthaya, which is a World Heritage Site, is known for its many historical heritage sites because of the Ayutthaya dynasty. Along with Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai, it is a very popular tourist destination and is visited by a large number of people. Enjoy the city, which has a history of prospering as the center of the Indochina Peninsula for 400 years.

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Location

Ayutthaya is near Bangkok.

History

Ayutthaya was greatly developed by the Ayutthaya dynasty, which was established in 1351. Taking advantage of the location in the middle between China, India and Europe, trade has become very active. Thailand was able to maintain its independence during the invasion of the European powers. Ayutthaya was a very historic dynasty that lasted for about 400 years, despite the threat of neighboring nations. Ayutthaya was destroyed by the Konbaung dynasty in 1767, but Ayutthaya is still known as the ancient city.

Climate

Ayutthaya belongs to the savanna climate. It is divided into a rainy season and a dry season, and the temperature changes between 17 ° C and 34 ° C throughout the year.

Language

In Thailand, Thai, Northern Thai, Southern Thai, Khmer, etc. are used.

Security

Ayutthaya is safe and you can enjoy sightseeing with peace of mind, but there are many pickpockets aimed at tourists. In addition, there are many rip-offs at taxis and souvenir shops, and the price will be raised, so please be careful.

Race

In Thailand, more than 75% are Thai. Others are Malays, Indians, Hmong, etc.

industry

Ayutthaya has been recognized as a World Heritage Site and has been visited by many tourists. Against this background, the tourism industry has become very strong.

religion

Buddhists make up 95% in Thailand. Others are very Muslim and Christian.

currency

The unique currency baht is used in Thailand.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

It is said to be the most important temple in the Ayutthaya Royal Palace. Many tourists visit the beautiful scenery of the Buddhist archaeological sites. The temple itself is in very good condition.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Wat Mahathat

One of the important temples. Most of them are in ruins due to the invasion of the Burmese army. When I come here, I feel an indescribable mysterious atmosphere.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

Built as a memorial to the victory in the 16th century, the pagoda escaped destruction thanks to its distance from other buildings during the collapse of Ayutthaya in the 18th century. If you go up to the middle of the tower, which is said to contain Buddhist temples, you will find several Buddha statues.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Wat Chaiwatthanaram

An archaeological spot with many stone buildings. There are still spiers and corridors surrounding the destroyed Buddha statues and buildings. It is lit up at night and is very beautiful.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Wat Phu Khao Thong

Built in the 14th century, it was rebuilt during the battle with Burma. It is called the Golden Temple. The feature is that there are bells here and there.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Bang Pa-in Palace

It is a palace of the Ayutthaya dynasty. The garden is also in good condition and very beautiful. This detached palace was rebuilt during the reign of Rama IV and Rama V, and is now as it is today.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Wat Ratchaburana

Ruins built in 1424. The founder was Borommarachathirat II, the eighth king of the Ayutthaya dynasty, where he cremated his two brothers who lost his succession to the throne.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Ayutthaya Elephant Ride

You can see the ruins of Ayutthaya on an elephant. Nowadays, it is easy to use for tours and is very famous. Elephants walking at slow speeds are very popular with tourists.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Ayutthaya Floating Market

Ayutthaya Floating Market is a relatively new tourist destination. It is a very beautiful place and has good hygiene. There are cafes and massage shops, so you can enjoy more than just shopping.

Hotel

Ayutthaya has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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