Ayutthaya Tourist Center
Ayutthaya Tourist Center used to be Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province town hall, a work place for civil servants in the regime of Pridi Banomyong, the Prime Minister and the minister of Finance. In front of the building, there are six statues of brave kings and a queen of Ayutthaya Period: Ramathibodi I or U-thong, Phra Boromma Trailokkanat, Naresuan The Great, Narai the Great, Taksin the Great and Phra Sri Suriyothai.The building’s ground floor is a tourist service center providing information for tourists. Upstairs is an exhibition of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya history, showing the old capital’s stories, history, ways of life, local wisdom and recommended tourist attractions in the province. The end of the exhibition area there is a video showing with options of Thai, English, Chinese and Japanese subtitles.Ayutthaya Tourist Center opens on Wednesday to Sunday 9.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. Free admission fee.Incidentally, Ayutthaya Tourist Center is the location of the National Gallery of Art permanently exhibiting sculptures and handmade fine art pieces of 97 artists, 112 pieces in all. Open daily on weekdays except Wednesday 9.00 a.m.-4.30 p.m. Free admission fee also. Further information call 03-542-3177.