Ayutthaya is a province of museums, temples, palaces and historical sites, most revolving around the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Most sites are within reasonable travelling distance of each other so most can be covered in less than a day. Given its close proximity to Bangkok, this means those with a limited time frame can approach Ayutthaya as a day trip. Some of the highlights of the area include The Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Ancient Palace, Bang Pa-In Palace and Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre. Ayutthaya is green and pleasant with excellent waterways that take you around the province and its sites. If you are going to spend any time in Thailand, a visit to Ayutthaya would be well worth the effort.