Photography in Ayutthaya, Thailand
The Historic City of Ayutthaya, located 90 kilometers from Bangkok, Thailand is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was once an important center of global diplomacy and commerce but is now an archaeological ruin, characterized by the remains of huge towers (prangs) and Buddhist temples (wat) of monumental proportions, giving a glimpse to its former splendor.
Where to do Photography in Ayutthaya, Thailand
There are so many temples to visit in Ayutthaya and ideally, you should allot 2 to 3 days to visit all of the UNESCO wonders of the place and to maximize photography but these are the best temples to go to in case you are in a rush.
- Wat Mahatat
- Wat Chai Wattanaram
- Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
- Wat Lokayasutharam (Reclining Buddha)
- Bang Pain Palace
There are so many temples to visit in Ayutthaya and ideally, you should allot 2 to 3 days to visit all of the UNESCO wonders of the place.
Photography Tips in Ayutthaya
- Take photos in the morning until around 11am when the sky is bright blue
- Have lunch, go back to your accommodation to rest or chill in a café in the afternoon when the light is too harsh
- Resume photography during sunset and blue hour
- Take photos from unexpected perspectives (worms-eye view, eagle-eye view)
- Take candid photos of monks. They can be found everywhere from sidewalks to train stations.
- Have fun doing photography in Ayutthaya!