Ayutthaya Historical Park is a half hour drive from Bangkok in Thailand. It is the biggest tourist attraction of the region . Within the national park you will find many impressive ruins and temples partially intact from the time of the Siamese empire. The old Ayutthaya was the capital of the Siamese empire between 1350 and 1767 . This title , however, the city lost by the Khmer from the north, the current Burma. He left the city almost completely destroyed. Many temples were burned and Buddha statues were beheaded.
Today some ruins are overgrown with plants. A large part been refurbished and cleaned by UNESCO. This organization put the historic city in 1991 to the World Heritage List. Since the national park is not far from Bangkok is an ideal destination for a day trip. However, you can also stay in the nearby city of Ayutthaya , making you have more time to enjoy this beautiful park!