By train between it takes around 6 hours 02 minutes and 6 hours 32 minutes to travel from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya. The best quality train service on this route is Train #26 which uses the most modern passenger carriages in the rolling stock of the State Railway of Thailand.
Timetable from Khon Kaen to Ayutthaya
Click on the ‘Khon Kaen – Ayutthaya’ link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Khon Kaen - Ayutthaya ฿ 1,135 6h 26m|
Khon Kaen Railway Station
Passenger services are currently departing from a temporary railway station 8 km to the south of Khon Kaen city centre.
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 covers an area of 289 hectares and features 15 sites open to visitors. The oldest of the buildings within the park date back to 1351 when the city was founded. The park is open from 08:30 to 18:00 every day and an admission fee of 50 THB is charged for entrance to each of the sites within the historical park.
The three best known temples within the historical park are:
- Wat Maha Tat: This is the temple with the head of a Buddha statue around which the roots of a tree have grown. Burmese invaders cut off the heads of the statues at this temple, and many others in Ayutthaya, in act of deliberate vandalism when they invaded the city in 1767 forcing the local king to move his capital to Bangkok.
- Wat Phra Ram: This temple has a very large central prang (Khmer style tower) which is the tallest structure in the historical park.
- Wat Phra Si Sanphet: Considered by many to be the best temple in the historical park, Wat Phra Si Samphet features three large prang in a row. The prang towers have been aligned to the position of the stars and sun in a similar way to other great temple complexes such as Angkor Wat.