The Fine Arts Department is resuming its night tour program of ancient temples in the province of Ayutthaya from February to April, after its amazing success.
In an effort to draw in foreign tourists with an interest in Thai history, the program will also be officially dubbed “Ayutthaya Sundown 2024” in English, department director-general Phanombut Chantarachot announced on Friday.
The initiative, which was initially scheduled for November and December of last year under the government’s soft power promotion policy, has assisted in increasing Ayutthaya’s visitor count by 40% and bringing in more money for the city’s neighboring towns and tourism-related businesses.
Beginning on February 2 and lasting until April 30, Ayutthaya Sundown 2024 will provide longer visiting hours at Ayutthaya’s historical landmarks, including Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Wat Ratchaburana, and Chantharakasem Palace, until 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Ayutthaya (Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya) was the ancient capital of Thailand for 400 years. In 1991, the Ancient Capital of Ayutthaya was recognized by UNESCO as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage. This place is an extremely attractive destination for history and culture lovers.
The feeling when arriving in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya is very peaceful, with Buddha symbols surrounded by rows of red almond trees, creating a peaceful and serene scene. Wat Mahathat temple with its glorious vestiges is a series of headless Buddha statues next to brilliant red soil.
Take the time to explore every alley, soak in the ancient space, lie down on the grass, admire the Buddha statues, reminisce about golden moments of the past under the sound of wind and wind. charging.
It was truly a memorable experience during those days in the country of pagodas.