The Buddha's head in tree roots at the Maha That Temple Ruins, Ayutthaya, ThailandThailand Travel provides our travelers with practical and useful information for your adventures and budget holidays in Thailand such as destination guides, travel tips and travel advice, and travel photos. The guide is to help you with answers to the questions like what see, things to do, the best time to visit the country, how to save money for your trips, what's it like to travel with kids in Thailand...


Ayutthaya City is the capital of Ayutthaya Province, 86km north of Bangkok. The city was founded in 1350 A.D as the capital of Ayutthaya Kingdom, the second Siamese Kingdom after Sukhothai. In 1767, Ayutthaya was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese, hence the collapse of the kingdom. The Ayutthaya historical park, which is the ruins of the former Siamese kingdom, was listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


Sukhothai was established in the 13th century A.D and was the first ever Thai Kingdom. The draw-card of local tourism is Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sukhothai is 400km north of Bangkok and 320km south of Chiang Mai.

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai Province is located to the top north of Thailand sharing the border with Laos and Myanmar. Chiang Rai City was established in the 7th century A.D and was the capital of Lanna Kingdom from 1262-1296 A.D.  The province is home to abundant natural beauties and traditional hill tribes and offers great opportunities for adventure holidays such as trekking, hiking an, mountain-biking, elephant-ride... Chiang Rai is 789km from Bangkok, 185km (3 hours) drive from Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the second largest province of Thailand, located to the north of the country, 700km from Bangkok. Chiang Mai City, the provincial capital, was the capital city of the Lanna Kingdom which was founded in 1296 and lasted till 1599. Chiang Mai City can be the base to take adventure tours to the nearby mountains and forests such as elephant riding tours, trekking tours, rafting adventures...


Bangkok is the capital city and the biggest city of the Kingdom of Thailand. Bangkok is located in the Central Region of the kingdom, on the sides of the Chao Phraya River. In Thai, Bangkok is called "Krung-Thep" meaning "the City of Angels".