Both a UNESCO world heritage site and Thailand’s second capital city (after Sukhothai), Ayutthaya is full of ancient temples, palaces, and incredible history. The town is located approximately 80 km north of Bangkok in central Thailand. Destroyed in large part by the Burmese in the 18th century, Ayutthaya’s remaining buildings are a testament to the strength and beauty of what was previously the Kingdom of Siam. At present, Ayutthaya is an extensive and stunning archaeological site characterized by the Prang (giant towers), temples, and Buddha statues scattered amongst the ruins. Ayutthaya is an island at the meeting point of three rivers: the Chao Phraya River, the Lopburi River and the Pa Sak River, with a stunning landscape and gorgeous views as far as the eye can see. As it’s only a short journey from Bangkok and has such a rich history, it has become a destination for many travellers from all over the world who come to marvel at its beauty.