10 Photos that will make you want to visit AYUTTHAYA

After 3 amazing days in the capital of Thailand (see Top Things You Must Experience in Bangkok), we spent a few hours exploring the ruins and the temples of Ayutthaya. This city, which was the capital of the kingdom of Siam, it’s situated 80 km to the north of Bangkok and has to be one of the must visit places in your trip around Thailand. This place has amazing spots that you cannot miss. In this post I show you 10 of my favourite pictures that will make you want to visit Ayutthaya.

Después de pasar 3 increíbles días en la capital tailandesa (ver Mejores Experiencias que vivir en Bangkok), pasamos unas horas recorriendo las ruinas y templos de Ayutthaya. Esta ciudad, que fue la capital del reino de Siam, está situada a 80km al norte de Bangkok y no puede faltar en tu lista de lugares que visitar en Tailandia. Y es que este lugar tiene rincones increíbles que no te puedes perder. En este post encontrarás una lista de fotos de mis puntos favoritos para que te entren ganas de visitar la ciudad.


1# Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. One of the most important temples.


2# Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

These first pictures are from one of the most important temples in the city of Ayutthaya. To get to the spot of the first shot it’s necessary to go to the back of the temple.

Estas primeras imágenes corresponden a uno de los templos más importantes de la ciudad de Ayutthaya. Para llegar al lugar de la primera foto, es necesario rodear el templo y acceder a la parte trasera.


3# Wat Maha That. Most visited temple in the city.


4# Wat Maha That. The Budda’s head in the tree.


5# Wat Maha That

The Wat Maha That is one of the most visited temples in the city. Apart from its famous ruins, is also known because of the buddha’s face in one of the trees in the area.

El Wat Maha That es uno de los templos más visitados en la ciudad. Además de sus famosas ruinas, es conocido por la cabeza de Buddha en uno de los árboles de la zona.

6# Wat Phra Si Sanphet


7# Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit


8# Wat Lokayasutharam. The Reclining Buddha


9# Wat Phu Khao Thong


10# Ayothaya Floating Market

There are a few ways to visit all the spots in one day, from renting a bike to booking a tour to take you to all of them. The choice depends on the freedom you want to explore the city. We visited Ayutthaya in a van with another group of people and we had plenty of time to see everything and take pictures.

For more information, you can click on the map and plan your own route:

Existen varias formas de visitar todos los puntos, desde alquilar una bici hasta reservar un tour que os vaya parando en cada uno. La elección depende de la libertad que queráis tener. En nuestro caso fuimos visitando la ciudad con otro grupo de personas en una van y nos dio tiempo de sobra a explorarlo todo y tomar todas estas fotos.

Para más información, podéis entrar al siguiente mapa y planificar vuestra propia ruta:

Places to visit in Ayutthaya, Thailand
Places to visit in Ayutthaya, Thailand

And after a few hours exploring Ayutthaya we went to the station to take the sleeper train to Chiang Man and continue with our adventure. I hope you liked the pictures and you think about visiting Ayutthaya on your next trip around Thailand.

Y después de varias horas recorriendo Ayutthaya, nos dirigimos a la estación de tren para coger el Sleeper train hasta Chiang Mai y seguir con la aventura. Espero que os hayan gustado las fotos y que penséis visitar Ayutthaya en vuestro próximo viaje por Tailandia.

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12 comentarios

  1. #5 – wow, stunning photo. I always admire those who travel, especially to Thailand and don’t focus solely on the beaches. I would love to go to Thailand one day despite the heat (I’ll make it work). The map is very useful, it shows what we’re up against and how we should properly plan an extended stay there. Bookmarking this page…I hope I get to visit soon.

  2. Such beautiful buildings with so much detailed work. You have to wonder how long these masterpieces took to construct. These photos are indeed wonderful and really make me want to make the trip out there. I have visited Bangkok and have seen the reclining Budda there and did not realise there was another one. Can’t wait for the opportunity to visit Thailand again.

  3. I haven’t been to Thailand yet and it looks incredibly beautiful and as you say, your pictures makes me want to visit!!! Esp Head of Buddha in a tree and the large Reclining Buddha are just so beautiful!

  4. I’ve been to Ayutthaya about a year ago and we had a good time! We didn’t like taking Tuktuks all the time so we ended up walking and exploring the place (although it was freaking hot). Gorgeous pictures!

  5. Ayutthaya looks incredible. I love the Buddha head in the tree! The temples are amazing too. Hope I get to see them whenever I get to go to Thailand in the future 🙂

  6. My husband visited Thailand last year and was not overwhelmed . I was quite surprised with his reaction as Thailand has always been on my bucket list. Glad to hear that you had a great time and were able to take so many lovely photos to share with the rest of us!

  7. These photos of the ruins and temples in Ayutthaya would convince anyone to visit right away. One of my favourites, of course, the Budda’s head in the tree at Wat Maha That. Another favourite would be the photo of Wat Phra Monggkhon Baphit. The colours of the temple are so beautiful. Definitely looks like it would be worth the visit.

  8. Wow what a stunning place. You have some beautiful photos here. I particularly love the Budda’s head in the tree. I would travel there just to see that.
    Thank you for putting this beautiful place on my radar.

  9. Such a beautiful area to explore. Your photos makes me want to take another sneaky trip to Thailand and go temple hopping in Ayutthaya. I have to admit that I do get a bit eh over the temples and Bangkok in general, so it’d be nice to see another area.

  10. I would love to visit soon! It looks incredible!

  11. I’ve never even heard of the place until now!! Looks amazing! I definitely have Thailand on my list, so I’ll be adding this stop!

  12. Wow this looks really cool! The Buddha head in the tree is unreal. I don’t think I’ve seen that before!

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