This web page lists a number of walk tracks, which are designed to bring you beside some of the most important ruins, temples and historical sites of the Historic City of Ayutthaya.
Ayutthaya City and its surroundings (Muang District) are administratively split up in different areas.
On the city island we have the Ayutthaya Historical Park area (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the area outside the Ayutthaya Historical Park (sub-districts of Pratu Chai, Tha Wasukri and Ho Rattanachai).
Off the city island, we have four areas located in the cardinal directions: an area outside the City Island on the West (sub-districts of Ban Pom and Pak Kran); an area outside the city island on the North (sub-districts of Suan Phrik, Khlong Sra Bua, Lumphli, Phukhao Thong, Wat Tum and Ban Mai); an area outside the City Island on the South, with Takhian canal as a boundary (Khlong Takhian, Samphao Lom and Ban Run sub-district).
On this website you will find different tested walk tracks described for the city island. Additional information and photographs on Points of Interest, Reference Points and the History of Ayutthaya (including downloadable PDF-files on subject) can be also found on this website.
Tips and Warnings
Ayutthaya's terrain is flat and easy to walk, but many streets and side roads are poorly marked, so use the map to simplify navigation.
Be cautious as traffic in and around Ayutthaya is sometimes dense and chaotic. Motor vehicles often fail to see cyclists and pedestrians, so you must closely watch out for them. Motorcycles are a particular cause of local accidents.
Weather can be very hot, so make sure to drink plenty of fluids and wear sun block. There are plenty of occasions to buy cool drinks in shops along the route.
Backpacks and cameras have been stolen on rare occasions. Keep an eye on your valuable things when visiting the temples on route.
AHR will not be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever for any suggestions made in relation to the site's promotion of eco-tourism. It is the responsibility of the user of the site to take the necessary precautions to avoid any physical injury, traffic incident, animal attack, theft, and damage to equipment. Any reliance on the site's information is therefore strictly at your own risk. (see disclaimer on site).
About tracks, track Info and maps
We provide TWO possibilities to print bicycle track info. First possibility is via the Download | Print button in the map window of the page. You have the choice of downloading a single page map or detailed multiple page maps. The latter includes driving instructions, information on the Points of Interest and a small photograph. The print out is based on a standard print frame set up by RouteYou.com.
Second possibility is to download our PDF-file with a map, driving instructions and information on the Points of Interest from the site. This file can be downloaded in A4 format or in a pocket format; the latter making it is easy to carry on you.
The choice is yours. It is all free to download - no charges at all.
2. Digital download
RouteYou.com provides the possibility to download data on GPS and smart phones. The method to download a route on your GPS depends on your GPS device (Garmin, TomTom, etc). Data can also be provided in GPX-format.
We have although one major problem. The zone of Ayutthaya is not yet digitalized and available in the online data bank of RouteYou, which means that we have to use many waypoints to set up our tracks. GPS devices as Garmin and TomTom are limited in the number of way points the equipment can download and master.
RouteYou uses Geolives from Apple as preferred application for iPhone.
More specific info can be found on the site of RouteYou.