The journey by train from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya between 9 hours 15 minutes and 12 hours 44 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train Timetable: Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya
- Click on the Chiang Mai – Ayutthaya link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Chiang Mai - Ayutthaya ฿ 271–1,888 9h 15m – 12h 44m|
Chiang Mai Railway Station
Chiang Mai train station is located at Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.
Ayutthaya Railway Station
Ayutthaya train station is located at Ho Rattanachai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000.
About Ayutthaya Historical Park
Ayutthaya Historical Park is the impressive of Thailand’s many historical parks. The reason why it’s the most impressive is because the temples located inside the park used to be part of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, which prior to the establishment of a new Kingdom whose capital was Bangkok, was the largest and richest kingdom in Thailand’s history. Ayutthaya was founded in 1351 and remained the capital city until 1767 when Burmese forces invaded, captured the city, and set to work laying ruin to it, including its temples and palaces. Some of the temples were left in a better state, other worse, but nonetheless all are interesting and worth visiting. So much so in fact Ayutthaya Historical Park was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1991.
Ayutthaya Historical Park is located in what is sometimes described as ‘Ayutthaya Island’ because the area is bordered on three sides by rivers and a canal on the north side. The historical park covers an area of 2.89 square kilometres and contains 13 ruined temples, an elephant camp, the remains of a Japanese settlement, and a study centre. The park is free to enter although there is an admission fee of 50 THB to visit each of the ruined temples. You can easily walk between all the major sites in the historical park, although many people choose to rent a bicycle which it is very safe to ride around the many pedestrianised pathways inside the park, less so around the rest of the town of Ayutthaya. The three highlights of the park are Wat Phra Si Samphet, Wat Phra Ram and Wat Maha Tat.