The Kingdom of Ayutthaya is an unimaginable historic Kingdom in Thailand which began virtually 700 years in the past and existed for over 400 years.
Ayutthaya was truly the capital of Thailand years in the past, and remains to be an important place to go to whenever you’re in Thailand!
Today, it’s now a metropolis and certainly, a wider province in Thailand however a quite particular one as a variety of the historical past and heritage from the traditional Kingdom nonetheless exists right here.
It’s so unfold out and it’s almost unimaginable to see all of it in nice element in at some point.
Additionally, there are many completely different sections with completely different ruins which at the moment are run independently of one another and because of this imply you’ll should pay a number of entry charges for every set of locations you go to.
The quantity is hardly bank-breaking however nonetheless value noting as you’ll should be savvy along with your time and choose the very best spots to go to given any time constraints you might need.
That is going to be one thing of a extra photo-heavy submit as a tad difficult to undergo the historical past for every one.
Additionally, to be completely sincere, I believe studying in regards to the historical past on right here would even be far too boring. It’s a type of issues that’s greatest picked up when you’re exploring the place in individual because it simply provides it a lot extra context and makes it that additional bit particular.
I’ll, nevertheless, identify every place so that you’ll know the place to go to and still have a way of what to anticipate earlier than you do.
We’ll begin with Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, our subsequent cease after visiting Wat Phanan Choeng and the incredible Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (see all about it in this post here).
I do know I stated I wasn’t gonna present any historical past however I really feel like it’s value noting that Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon is a monastery that’s over 600 years previous and is quite spectacular to see!
Right here’s what it appears to be like like.
Leaving Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, our subsequent cease was Wat Mahathat – the Temple of the Nice Relic.
Wat Mahathat can be related in age to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and is unquestionably one other must-see spot whenever you’re in Ayutthaya; right here’s why!
Subsequent up, we went to Wat Phra Si Sanphet – Temple of the Holy, Splendid Omniscient.
Once more, this temple right here is over 600 years previous and, regardless of what you would possibly anticipate, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was truly by no means inhabited by monks.
As an alternative, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was the temple of the royal household and used completely for royal ceremonies. Wat Phra Si Sanphet was truly the holiest temple within the royal palace right here, again when Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand.
Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit was our closing cease of the journey (it’s proper subsequent to Wat Phra Si Sanphet). Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit can be centuries previous and is one other gorgeous and attention-grabbing perception into the historical past of Thailand and the traditional Kingdom of Ayutthaya.
With that, we bade Ayutthayha farewell and made our method again to Bangkok.
Ayutthaya had been superb and is one place we’d fortunately return to and soak up much more locations on this unimaginable metropolis.