For visitors who come to see the glory of ancient Ayutthaya
and would like to know more of its part in a short time, visit the Ayutthaya Historical Centre.
The Center is both a reserch institute and a museum. Its main building stands prominently on Rojana Road, near the Ayutthaya Rajabhat Institute.
A model of a Chinese junk in the exhibition on the internationl trade in Ayutthaya Era
The museum is on the upper floor of this two-storey building, very different from the usual museums in
Thailand which is equipped with beautiful lighting, upgrading the museum to international standed.
The museum exhibits are divided into 5 groups: Ayutthaya as the Capital City, Ayutthaya as the Port,
Ayutthaya as the Central State, The life of a Thai Villager and The relations of Ayutthaya with other countries.
The focal point of the museum display are the archaeological relics, carefully verified by the Fine Arts Department.
The establishment of the Center was also funded by the government of Japan who donated 999,000,000 Yen in
commemoration of His Majesty, King Bhumibol's 60th birthday.
An annex building which is located in Ko Rian sub-districy is known today as the Japanese Village.
The Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and opened onwards from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays
and public holidays, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.