THE KINGDOM OF AYUTTHAYA
If you have already come to enjoy the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, you must know that this is a temple of peace, quiet, relaxation and wellbeing, where our guests are pampered as much as possible. However, all over Asia there are ruins of actual ancient kingdoms that used to live times of splendour and luxury just as our resort is nowadays.
Today, we will bring you to the Kingdom of Ayutthaya.
Ayutthaya is a city located north of Bangkok, Thailand, and it used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Siam (or Kingdom of Ayutthaya) between 1350 and 1767 D.C. It was ruled by 33 kings from different dynasties, and it used to be originally known as “Ayothaya”, but it has also been known by many other names throughout history.
The ruins of this ancient capital, are currently the Ayutthaya Historical Park, UNESCO Heritage of Humanity, in 1991.
Thanks to its history and Thai Buddhism, Ayutthaya is a very cultural city that has hundreds of temples and palaces, and plenty of art.
These are some of the places you should not miss out on, impressive places of splendour, peace and quiet:
– The Main Tower of Wat Ratcha Burana
– Wat Lokayasutha: a giant Buddha reclined in the Historical Park, where people place golden sheets by his feet. It is surrounded by lakes and local vegetation which makes the place very special and peaceful.
– Wat Phra Si Sanphet: this is a religious sight that seems to come out of nowhere, defying the elements. In its central chambers, there are chests with the ashes of kings and also royal emblems, as well as images of the Buddha.
– The Wat Mahathat Monastery: also known as “The Temple of the Great Relic”. In it we can see the head of the Buddha in the roots of the trunk of a fig tree. This monastery was one of the most important ones in the city, not only for having the largest number of Buddha relics, but also for its proximity to the Great Palace.
– The Wat Na Phra Men Temple: this is one of the few temples in Ayutthaya that weren’t destroyed by the Burmese. The temple is known for its Buddha built around the year 1503 during the reign of King Ramathibodi.
If you also wish to be surrounded by peace and quiet, and relaxation and wellbeing this summer, come and visit us at the Asia Gardens & Thai Spa and enjoy all the services we provide. We can assure you will have a great and unbeatable luxury Asian experience.