One of the most impressive ruined cities in Asia, the old Thai capital of Ayutthaya, will make you feel you went back in past. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by Menam, Lopburi, and Pasak rivers, and the dozens of it’s mysterious temple ruins remind of the city’s days of glory when every single shrine was plated and every palace full of treasure.
Take your time to explore the huge and historically most important temple in Ayutthaya, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, known as the King’s Temple. Two of the large stupas were built by King Rama Thibodi II, in 15th century, while his son, King Boromaraja IV, built the third one in 16th century to house his father’s ash. These are the most impressive sights of the location. Continue to the Wat Mahathat, temple built in 14th century, hiding the secret chamber full of treasures and fine tableware, discovered in 1956.
When you get tired of seeing ruins, take your own professional photographer in Ayutthaya and let him capture you facing the stunning details and heritage of the Bang Pa-in Palace, royal residence from 17th century.