Ayutthaya Province is located 76 kilometres north of Bangkok. It is bounded on the north by the province of Ang Thong and Lopburi, on the east by Saraburi, on the south by Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi, and on the west by Nakhon Pathom and Suphan Buri. It has a total land area of 2,556.6 km2 and an estimated population of more than 800,000 in 2015.
Being near the Capital city of Bangkok, Ayutthaya Province is fast becoming urbanized with much of its ricefields being developed into residential, commercial, and industrial areas. In fact, Honda Motors built a factory and is one of the largest employers in the province.
While manufacturing industries abound in the province, tourism and rice farming have been traditionally the main source of livelihood in the province. The presence of the Ayutthaya historical park makes the province an important destination for tourist.
What to see and do:
1. Ayutthaya Historical Park
2. Ayutthaya Grand Palace
3. Chantharakasem Palace
4. Wang Lang Palace
5. Bang Pa-in Royal Palace