Play at Sala Ayutthaya
Sala Ayutthaya is located in heart of ayutthaya, along 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
World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony (ไหว้ครูมวยไทยโลก)
In Muay Thai practise, the initial Wai Kru is called - Kheun Kru (the initial Ceremony of Paying Respect to the Teacher). Subsequently, they 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 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 Ladachado Canal in Ayutthaya do it slightly different 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, organise 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)
It 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 Centre’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:
- paint ball
- elephant trekking
- shooting rage
- atv (all terrain vehicles)
Ayutthaya has so much more to offer than the locla historic sites, visit the four courses that surround the city and make sure to visit the local spa and beauty shops, we would recomend 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, still awesinspiring for visitors and rich with history and culture. UNESCO World Heritage status was awarded to Ayutthayas historical park in 2004 and and assists in funding continued restoration projects.
Thailand is renowned for it's extravegant markets through out the Lands of Smiles, Ayutthaya itself was fundimental to the Kindgoms early trade and a blue print for todays modern floating markets. Ayutthaya's original floating market, the Chao Phrom Marketstill 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;
Ayutthay's night market
Ayutthaaya's grand market plaza
The Sky Shopping Centre