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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, carefully preserved Ayutthaya provides a fascinating snapshot of ancient Siam. Scattered ruins testify...

Ayutthaya Historical Study Center

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Financed by the Japanese government, this educational center houses fascinating audiovisual displays about Ayutthaya. Models of the city...

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

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This museum on spacious grounds in the center of the Old City was opened by the King and Queen of Thailand in 1961. Among its many exhibits...

Elephant Kraal

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Thailand's only intact royal kraal was built to hold and train elephants for martial service; it was last used during King Chulalongkorn's...

Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopitr

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When this temple's roof collapsed in 1767, one of Thailand's biggest and most revered bronze Buddha images was revealed. It lay here...

Wat Phanan Choeng

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This bustling temple complex on the banks of the Lopburi River is an interesting diversion from the dormant ruins that dominate Ayutthaya.

Wat Phra Mahathat

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Building began on this royal monastery in 1374 and was completed during the reign of King Ramesuan (1388–95). Today tree-shaded, parklike...

Wat Phra Si Sanphet

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This wat was the largest temple in Ayutthaya, and was where the royal family worshipped. The 14th-century structure lost its 50-foot...

Wat Ratchaburana

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Across from Wat Phra Mahathat is Wat Ratchaburana, its Khmer-style prang dominating the skyline. King Borommaracha II (Chao Sam Phraya)...

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol

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The enormous chedi at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, the largest in Ayutthaya, was constructed by King Naresuan after he defeated the Burmese...