The old and the new capital of Thailand

The old and the new capital of Thailand

September 17, 2018

While Bangkok is Thailand’s modern capital city and a glittering global metropolis, visitors who want to discover the country’s rich heritage only need to travel 80km north to Ayutthaya.

The Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues.

The second capital of the Siamese Kingdom, Ayutthaya thrived from the 14th to 18th centuries.

This UNESCO World Heritage site is now a wonderfully preserved landscape of temples, stupas and other ancient buildings, nestled on the banks of the Chao Praya River – Thailand’s “River of Kings”.

Nature can be seen overcoming the prehistotic statues

Where to Stay: Solitaire Bangkok

Visitors to Ayutthaya can combine two Thai capital cities in one trip with a stay at the Solitaire Bangkok. The ancient capital of Ayutthaya lies just over an hour’s drive from Bangkok, and its peaceful ancient charm provides a wonderful contrast to the present day capital’s bustling street life.

The comfortable Kind Deluxe Room of Solitaire Hotel

Perfectly positioned on Sukhumvit Soi 11, in Bangkok’s beating heart, Solitaire Bangkok is a brand new hotel that features 319 stylish rooms spread across four buildings, plus a club lounge, four F&B outlets and health and fitness facilities, including a tropical outdoor pool.

Enclosed by a wall of tropical vegetation, the pool offers a quiet setting to enjoy fun and relaxation.

Having opened its doors in November 2017, this contemporary hotel blends cutting-edge design and facilities with easy access to the city’s famous nightlife, attractions, international hospitals and business centres.



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