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The now famous ruins of Ayutthaya was once the ruling capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. The city ruins at Ayutthaya are some of the most impressive in Asia.

The City was the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767.

About 100 of the buildings and ruins in Ayutthaya are now national monuments and in 1991 the site was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Getting to Ayutthaya:

By Car:
Take Route 1 for 53 miles from Bangkok and then join Route 309 at Wang Noi.

By Bus: Coaches leave Bangkok every 30 minutes and there is a bus service that departs every 10 minutes. The Coaches are air-conditioned but the buses will not be.

By Rail: From Bangkok-Hualampong and takes about 1.5 hours.

Daily tours are available from most tour agents in Thailand which are common in all tourist areas especially in Bangkok. There are a few very good ones in the Khason Road area.

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