Just 80 kilometers north and an hour away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the royal city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, makes for a perfect day trip.
Definitely! This is the reason you should visit Ayutthaya in Thailand: See beautiful ruins, ride an elephant and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. It is possible to explore Ayutthaya during a day trip out of Bangkok. The city became Thailand’s second capital after Sukhothai.
Bangkok to Ayutthaya Trains . By train it takes around 80 to 120 minutes to complete the 71.08 km journey from Bangkok’s main train station to Ayutthaya , however, bear in mind that the train often gets delayed in the busy stretch of railway coming out of Bangkok and journey times can be 30 minutes or more than scheduled
More than 30 daily trains depart for Ayutthaya from Bangkok’s Hualamphong Station between 04:20 and 22:25, and the trip takes around two hours . Hard third-class seats go for 20 baht while a cushioned seat in second class costs 65 baht.
The Historic City of Ayutthaya , founded in 1350, was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. It flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries, during which time it grew to be one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a center of global diplomacy and commerce.
We recommend at least an overnight stay (but 2 nights is better) in an Ayutthaya hotel. There are heaps of good quality mid-range options and budget guesthouses throughout the town.
Ayutthaya temples don’t have a strict dress code like most other temples in Thailand. They are treated more as historic sites rather than active temples.
You can order a taxi , too – an estimated cost of the ride is from ฿1,750 to ฿4,400.
The siege of Ayutthaya began during the first Chinese invasion of Burma . The Siamese believed that if they could hold out until the rainy season, the seasonal flooding of the Siamese central plain would force a retreat.
Fastest Train : The fastest service is Train #7, departing at 09.48, which is scheduled to complete the journey from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai in 9 hours 42 minutes.
The Ayutthaya Historical Park is open from 8am to 6pm daily. Outside of the opening hours, there will be no entry permitted to those temples. Some temples outside of the historical park may be open longer hours or even 24 hours.
The first class train ticket costs 1,453 baht for an upper bed and 1,653 baht for the lower bed.