The Kingdom of Ayutthaya is an unbelievable historic Kingdom in Thailand which began nearly 700 years in the past and existed for over 400 years.
Ayutthaya was really the capital of Thailand years in the past, and remains to be an important place to go to while you’re in Thailand!
As of late, it’s now a metropolis and certainly, a wider province in Thailand however a slightly particular one as quite a lot of the historical past and heritage from the traditional Kingdom nonetheless exists right here.
It’s so unfold out and it’s practically unimaginable to see all of it in nice element in in the future.
Additionally, there are many totally different sections with totally different ruins which are actually run independently of one another and consequently 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 price noting as you’ll should be savvy together with your time and choose one of the best spots to go to given any time constraints you might need.
That is going to be one thing of a extra photo-heavy publish as a tad tough to undergo the historical past for every one.
Additionally, to be completely trustworthy, I believe studying in regards to the historical past on right here would even be far too boring. It’s a kind of issues that’s finest 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, nonetheless, identify every place so that you’ll know the place to go to and now 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past however I really feel like it’s price noting that Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon is a monastery that’s over 600 years outdated and is slightly spectacular to see!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 also be comparable in age to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and is certainly one other must-see spot while 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Once more, this temple right here is over 600 years outdated and, regardless of what you may anticipate, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was really by no means inhabited by monks.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 really the holiest temple within the royal palace right here, again when Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand.
Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit was our last cease of the journey (it’s proper subsequent to Wat Phra Si Sanphet). Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit can also be centuries outdated and is one other beautiful 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 wonderful and is one place we’d fortunately return to and absorb much more locations on this unbelievable metropolis.