Ayutthaya Overview

Ayutthaya was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, considered to be the most spectacular and wealthy city in Southeast Asia during the 17th century. Now it is just a fragment of what it used to be, with only a small part of the whole complex still standing, but it is still a magnificent sight and a wonderful experience to take a look into the ancient capital city of a wealthy kingdom which is located at Ayutthaya Historical park.

Next to the historical park there are numerous temples that are worth a visit while you are in the city, with many more historical structures located a bit further away. Of interesting note are the various settlements that were build here during the 1600s for trade purposes by the Dutch, Japanese and Portuguese that depict the importance of Ayutthaya during that era in Southeast Asia.

All in all Ayutthaya is a city with filled with historical remnants that are truly a must visit for anyone that wants to learn a little more about what was once the most powerful Kingdom in mainland Southeast Asia and the ancestors of Thailand.

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The kingdom of Thailand is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, Buddhist temples tended by orange-robed monks, hill tribes selling handicrafts, lush landscapes dotted with traditional farming villages, ancient ruins and stunning coastlines peppered with gorgeous beaches and blue lagoons. With Laos to the Northeast, Myanmar to the Northwest, Cambodia to the Southeast, and Malaysia and the Gulf of Thailand to the South, Thailand is, next to Myanmar, the largest country in the middle of the Indochina peninsula.

With an estimated 67 million inhabitants and around 62 ethnic communities, Thailand has a lot of different cultures to experience; add Theravada Buddhism and small communities of Muslims and the cultural experience will be complete. However the traditions are not solely due to the religion, but have influences from India, China, Cambodia and the rest of Southeast Asia.

The Thai cuisine is based on five different tastes: sweet, spicy, salty, bitterness and sour. Just like many other Asian countries the staple food is rice, and usually combined with vegetables and/or meat. The combination of the different spices creates a rich flavor; add fresh herbs and a delicious dish will be served.The history of Thailand goes back a long way, with early discoveries in prehistoric times. While the constantly changing empires in Southeast Asia took hold of multiple countries, there is one empire that stands out of the rest for Thailand, the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, which was the most prosperous around the 14th century. Many structures of this era still exists and are a must see when visiting this beautiful country.

Thailand has a tropical climate with annual mean temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius and has three distinct seasons; the hot season from March to May, the cool season from November till February, and the rain season from June to October. There are monsoons in Thailand that can bring rain year round. The best way to travel depends on your desired temperatures, but overall it will be quite warm in Thailand.

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