Play at Sala Ayutthaya
Sala Ayutthaya is located in the heart of ayutthaya, along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, opposite the famous Wat Phutthaisawan (Phutthaisawan temple). The property is surrounded by different temples in Ayutthaya, along with archeological and historical sites dating back to the original Ayutthaya Kingdom. Enjoy your Ayutthaya tour experience at Sala Boutique Accommodation.
Sala Ayutthaya is one of the ideal venues for weddings, conferences, meetings and other special events in Ayutthaya.
Festivals in Ayutthaya
bang sai arts and craft centre fair
held annually towards the end of january at bang sai arts and crafts centre, the fair features displays and cntests of arts and crafts products, sales of local products and cultural performances.
World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony (ไหว้ครูมวยไทยโลก)
in muay thai practice, the initial wai kru is called - Kheun kru (the initial ceremony of paying respect to the teacher). subsequently, boxers will pay respect to their teachers ceremonially each year, which is called 'yohk kru'. but whenever the pupils intend to use the knowledge taught to them, they will always start by paying respect to their teacher; this action is called wai kru or bucha kru (to pay respect to a teacher).
the international muay thai federation or I.M.T.F. with the office of the national culture commission have re-introduced the official wai kru ceremony for both muay thai & krabi krabong after years of it being neglected. this neglect came about because of the fragmentation of muay thai groups around the world, many of which did not completely understand the correct procedure to follow and the true meaning of wai kru. for, without the wai kru, muay thai would not be the same and would lack one of the most essential aspects of the art!
Songkran Festival (งานเทศกาลมหาสงกรานต์)
Held annually on 13 April in front of Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, it features a traditional procession, Thoet Thoeng drums procession, Song Nam Phra ceremony of the miniature of Phra Mongkhon Bophit image, and Nang Songkran beauty contest.
Aquatic phansa festival at ladchado canal (แห่เทียนพรรษา ณ คลองลาดชะโด)
At the start of the Buddhist Rains Retreat, known as Khao Phansa in Thai, Buddhists take part in processions to take giant candles to their local temple. The idea is for monks to use these candles for the entire three months of the Rains Retreat. These processions are usually done on land, but the people along Ladchado Canal in Ayutthaya do it slightly differently as they go to their local temple by boat.
Ayutthaya Maha Mongkhon (อยุธยามหามงคล – ไหว้พระเก้าวัด) Buddhist Lent Festival
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial Administration, in collaboration with the Tourism Business Association and TAT Central Region Office: Region 6, organizes the Ayutthaya Maha Mongkhon programme for participants to visit 9 temples in the province during the Buddhist Lent Festival.
Bang Sai Loi Krathong and Traditional Long Boat Races (งานลอยกระทงตามประทีปและแข่งเรือยาวประเพณีศูนย์ศิลปาชีพบางไทร)
this is an annual festival held toward the end of November at the Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre, Amphoe Bang Sai. Activities include Nang Nopphamat beauty contest, contests of processions, krathongs, and hanging lanterns; folk entertainment; traditional and international long boat races; and sales of the Center’s products.
Ayutthaya World Heritage Fair (งานแสดงแสงเสียงอยุธยามรดกโลก)
To commemorate the occasion of the Ayutthaya Historical Park being declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 13 December, 1991, a celebration is held annually for 1 week during the same period of the year. The fair features local ways of life, handicrafts, Thai traditions and culture as well as the light and sound presentation on the history of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya.
ayutthaya's adventures are endless and full of incredible and stunning moments.
we invite you to explore and discover another side of ayutthaya, a city with more to offer than just historical sites.
choose from a number of action-packed activities including:
- elephant trekking
- shooting rage
- atv (all terrain vehicles)
Ayutthaya has so much more to offer than the local historic sites. visit the four courses that surround the city and make sure to visit the local spa and beauty shops. we would recommend that you attend Bang Sai country club with high standard facilities and 27 holes. surrounded with jaw-dropping scenery, this is well worth your time.
Ayutthaya was once one of Asia's greatest Kingdoms until war with neighbouring Burma destroyed the city in the 17th Century. What stands today are mere remnants of this once powerful civilization. however, it is still awe-inspiring for visitors and rich with history and culture. UNESCO World Heritage status was awarded to Ayutthaya's historical park in 2004 and assists in funding continued restoration projects.
Thailand is renowned for it's extravagant markets throughout the land of smiles. Ayutthaya itself was fundamental to the kindgom's early trade and a blueprint for today's modern floating markets. Ayutthaya's original floating market, the Chao Phrom Market still retains much of its traditional charm and is one of the best places to savour a cheap and delicious meal.
Other markets in the Ayutthaya district include;
Ayutthaya's night market
Ayutthaya's grand market plaza
The Sky Shopping Centre