Ayutthaya Historical Park’s Facts

Let me walk you through Ayutthaya Historical Park’s facts and history. Ayutthaya Historical Park was one of the thriving empires in history. It existed from 1351 until 1767. The place was once a grandeur of its wealth. It still is now minus the complete structure of the kingdom. Right now, all you can see is the ruins of the once strong and gigantic kingdom which for me is what makes it interesting and the reason why it’s one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Roughly two hours’ drive from Bangkok. This place unveils the story of its past reign. At first, I thought there’s only one temple yet to my surprise there were various ruins of the old Kingdom.

Temples in Ayutthaya Historical Park and Their Brief Description

These are the temples we visited. There are actually a couple of them which we’ve yet to explore due to time constraints. I’m not going to talk about the ones I haven’t taken in.

1. Wat Mahathat

The Temple of the Great Relic (1374)

It was one of the most important temples in Ayutthaya. Facts mentioned that it was the seat of the Supreme Patriarch of Buddhism.


If you’ve had your research about Ayutthaya for sure you’re familiar with the stone Buddha’s face entwined in the roots of the tree. This is how it looks now.

2. Wat Ratcha Burana

The Temple of Royal Restoration (1424)

This temple is built in memorial to King Borrommarachathirat’s elder brothers. It’s a walking distance from Wat Mahathat.

3. Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch

The Temple of the Buddha Si Sanpet ( Mid 15th century)

This is the most important temple in Ayutthaya. It was part of the Royal complex. Thus only Royals were residents here.

4. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

The Monastery of Auspicious Victory ( Second half of the 14th century)

This is still an active temple today. Near the gate is a reclining Buddha smaller than the one you can see in Wat Lokaya Sutha.

5. Wat Lokaya Sutha

The Temple of the Earth

This is a 42-meter Reclining Buddha. There was nothing in there left except this image.

Reminders You Must Keep in Mind

Please dress appropriately. No shorts, mini skirts or anything that exposes your shoulders and legs.

Admission Fee:

50 Baht

Some temples don’t require admission fees.

The ruins of Ayutthaya Kingdom brought me to a realization that if innovations are jaw-dropping, ruins of the past are heartwarming. A week’s sojourn in Thailand had me no regrets. Let me cap it off by saying Amazing Thailand!

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  1. Bethy says:

    Glad to hear that! The place is truly amazing. I had a dramatic time in there. Just like you, I’d love to visit Thailand again.

  2. Andrew Comte says:

    I really enjoyed Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and Wat Mahathat. One day I’ll return to see the large reclining Buddha and some of the other temples.

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  4. Kaz says:

    Wat Mahathat is an impressive place and I like its atmosphere. I highly recommend it.:)

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