the Historical Park. The tour will take half a day depending on the time spent at each location point. You can cut short of this tour (if you want restrict your
walking) by asking a Tuk-Tuk driver to drop you on the crossing of Chikun and Naresuan Road near
Wat Maha That and Wat Racha Burana.

According to the Luang Prasoet chronicle, Ayutthaya was established by King Ramathibodi I on Friday 04 March 1351 in the vicinity of an ancient
settlement dating since the Dvaravati era (6th to the 11th centuries). The city state expanded its boundaries over the centuries, absorbing the Tai Kingdom of
Sukhothai in the 15th century. A magnificent city in the 17th and 18th century with a cosmopolitan character, it became one the most important trading hubs
of Asia. Ayutthaya was for 417 years the capital of the Siamese. The city fell on Tuesday 7 April 1767 at nightfall to the Burmese, never to arise of its ashes.

The
Historical Park of Ayutthaya was established in 1967 and from that period onwards renovation of the ruins started in order to conserve the Historic City
of Ayutthaya. On 13 December 1991 the Historic City of Ayutthaya was awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO at Carthage, Tunisia. In
the park you will find around forty restored ruins.

If you are interested in viewing photographs of the temples in advance or would like additional historic information about these ruins, visit this website.

Markings

Historical signboard in situ is marked as (*)
Entry fee required is marked as ($)
The nicest leisure routes by Ayutthaya Historical Research on routeyou.com
(Downloadable pdf-files)