Ayutthaya is Thailand‘s hidden archaeological gem, brimming with Buddhist temples, monasteries and ancient statues of monumental proportions. Dating back to 1350, the city has had a rich and turbulent history with its fair share of glory and strife. This is a Unesco World Heritage city worth seeing; here is our list of the top 10 things to do and see in Ayutthaya.
Thailand is a country that embraces the water surrounding it, with ferries and boats being extremely popular modes of transport in all regions. An exciting way to experience a Thai river journey is to board a boat cruise from Ayutthaya to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River. During the trip, you have a chance to relax and unwind, to glide past the primitive beauty of the city and to spot exciting attractions such as the Wat Arun temple on the water’s edge. Tours can cost as little as £42, with a popular choice of operator being Viator, offering air-conditioned transportation and an expert English-speaking licenced guide on every tour.