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.