What to do: Ayutthaya

What to do: Ayutthaya

On this page: Sights and activities in and around Ayutthaya
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We have 32 sights and attractions listed for Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya Historical Park


Ayutthaya Historical Park by bicycle
Ayutthaya Historical Park by bicycle

Why not do it yourself?

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and the Ancient Palace
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and the Ancient Palace

The old capital's centrepiece

Wiharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit
Wiharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit

Home to a revered Buddha image

Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat

A major site

Wat Ratchaburana
Wat Ratchaburana

Be sure to go inside the crypt

Wat Phra Ram
Wat Phra Ram

More tranquil than most

Wat Lokkayasutharam
Wat Lokkayasutharam

A striking reclining Buddha

Wat Thammasikarat
Wat Thammasikarat

Worth the side track

Khun Phaen’s Residence
Khun Phaen’s Residence

A traditional Thai house

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum
Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

What's left of Ayutthaya's treasures

Elsewhere on the island


Chantharakasem National Museum
Chantharakasem National Museum

Attractive palace

Pridi Panomyong Memorial
Pridi Panomyong Memorial

Home of a Thai statesman

Chedi Phra Sri Suriyothai
Chedi Phra Sri Suriyothai

Peaceful pit-stop

Million Toy Museum
Million Toy Museum

Piles of toys in a lovely house

Off the island


Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Chaiwatthanaram

A striking Khmer-inspired complex

Wat Phutthaisawan
Wat Phutthaisawan

An underrated temple

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Get ready for a climb

Wat Phanan Choeng
Wat Phanan Choeng

A stunning Buddha image

Wat Maheyong
Wat Maheyong

Worth the trip

Wat Na Phra Men
Wat Na Phra Men

An important and active temple

Wat Choeng Tha
Wat Choeng Tha

Wat of many names

Chedi Phu Khao Thong
Chedi Phu Khao Thong

Huge chedi in the countryside

Queen Suriyothai Monument
Queen Suriyothai Monument

War elephant statue

Japanese Village
Japanese Village

A well-put-together museum

Baan Hollanda
Baan Hollanda

The Dutch settlement

Portuguese Village
Portuguese Village

The first Europeans in Siam

St Joseph’s Church
St Joseph’s Church

A relic of the French

Muslim Quarter
Muslim Quarter

Part of a long legacy

Ayutthaya floating market
Ayutthaya floating market

Not many boats

General activities


Boat rides
Boat rides

A cruise around the island

Day trips


Bang Pa-in Palace
Bang Pa-in Palace

Worthy of a half-day visit