Thailand Ayutthaya old Buddha statue head in tree at Wat Mahathat ancient temple
Thailand Ayutthaya Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Thailand Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Founded in 1350 and destroyed by invading Burmese in 1767, the once-glorious city of Ayutthaya was a former Siamese kingdom, preceding Bangkok as the capital of Siam. In the past a prosperous trading port, Ayutthaya remains a popular day trip from Bangkok, with the extensive ruins of the old city preserved in Ayutthaya Historical Park.

Family-friendly Thailand

An essential guide to family travel in Thailand

Thailand has been working hard in recent years to shed its reputation as a backpacker party hub, and reinventing itself for families and more discerning travellers. You’re probably familiar with the country’s main tourism hotspots; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the more famous islands. But there’s much more to Thailand than makes it into the travel brochures, and venturing just a few steps off the well-trodden path can be hugely rewarding...read more

7 days

Bangkok and beyond

Street-food and history
View itinerary

Ayutthaya Travel Companies

Red Lantern Journeys

Culture, culinary, and adventure tours in Asia
South Asia, Southeast Asia
Small group tour, Private guided tour
Luxury, Beach, Family, Adventure, Caving, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Ziplining, Active, Walking, Biking, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, Culinary, Food, Solo Travel

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

Our travel guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world’s best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.