Monday, October 13, 2008

From a Devotee of Luang Por Parn & his "Rich Katha"


1) An Introduction: Luang Por Parn
2) Story of the Bikkhu (Buddhist Monk)
3) Luang Por Parn with his Parent (Mother & Father)
4) Greatest Katha for Wealth and Fortune – Rich Katha
5) The Katha (Rich Katha)
6) Important Reminders &Tips
7) Diamond Armour Yant - "Yant Grao Paetch"
8) The Diamond Armour Yant: Chant everyday
9) The Temple: Wat(Temple) Bang Nom Kho (Or Wat Luang Por Parn)
(วัดบางนมโค - วัด หลวงพ่อปาน อำเภอ เสนา จ.อยุธยา)
10) About Sena district of Ayutthaya province
11) How to get there?
12) By train
13) By Bus
14) By Car
15) By Boat Cruise to Ayutthaya
16) Hotels & Guest House – Sleep
17) Eat & Drink
18) Travel Agents
19) Useful Calls
20) Friendly links & material contribution


An Introduction: Luang Por Parn

Luang Por Parn Sunantoe, his real name is Pra Kroo Wiharagijjanugarn. He was born in 1875 (BE 2418.), the youngest son of Mr. Aaj and Mrs. Im Sutawongs. During his younger age, he received the a nickname of "Parn", because of a red Birthmark on the little finger of his left hand, which was seen as an unusual trait mark that linked with Buddhism. LP Parn received his Ordination as a Bikkhu*(Buddhist Monk) on the First of April 1895 (BE 2438).

Luang Phor Parn is worshiped as one of the Top 10 Greatest Guru Monks of present-day in Thailand & many worshippers all around the world. He was the closest disciple of Luang Phor Niam Wat Noi, Suphanburi, and also a disciple of Luang Phor Nong Wat Klong Madarn. His two great teachers passed away with their bodies un-decayed. When Luang Phor Parn passed away in B.E.2480, his body was also un-decayed similar to his Guru teachers.

In 1932, five years before he passed away, he announced to all his disciples the date and time of his death. His precognition was quite clear and exactly correct; he passed away on the date and time he had preannounced. Luang Phor Parn was a meditative Guru Monk and also possessed magical knowledge. During Buddhist Dhamma, it was recorded that he reached the “Great six knowledge of miracles”. So he possesses knowledge on precognition, out-of-body ability, mind detecting, ability to do comprehensive paranormal phenomena activities etc.

Apart from this, he also possesses the highest state of “Wipassana” or knowledge of mind cleaning to stop next rebirth (Reincarnation). It was his great Dhamma practice that had cleaned and "distilled" his inner body (astral body) to crystal-like state which changed his body's cells immortal. Many great Guru Monks in Thailand hinted their Dhamma levels to their disciples in such way.

Luang Phor Parn's famous amulets have marked long-time uncountable records in warding off dangers of all kinds. And it's great for making holy water for healing illness that modern physician not able to diagnose & cure. Luang Phor Parn's amulets are extremely unique with Buddha sitting on a Garuda, Hanuman, Porcupine, Fish, Fighter cock and Bird.

Once Luang Phor Parn told his disciples that his amulets had been blessed for a period of three months, it's long time more than enough to charge Buddha's power into amulets capable of warding off dangers of all kinds. He said that if they were blessed for 3 years, the Garuda and the Bird on the amulet would fly out. (A real life news reporting of bird image flew out from the amulet was published in a Malaysia Chinese newspaper; A shop’s CCTV of the amulet’s owner recorded the “flying bird” flying around his shop and flew back into the drawer where the amulet was kept.)

Luang Phor Parn's amulets are very popular among Thai amulets users and collectors because of their frequent miraculous phenomena both recorded and unrecorded


Story of the Bikkhu (Buddhist Monk)

Luang Por Parn

The Ubachaya** who ordained him was "Luang Por Sun", of Wat Bang Pla Hmor in Thambon Nam Thao, Ampher Bang Bal in Ayutaya province.

His Koo Swod
** was Pra Ajarn Joy, from Wat Ban Paen, Thambon Sam Gor, Ampher Sena in Ayutaya Province.

His Pra Anusawanajarn
** was Pra Ajarn Um, from Wat Sutapochn, Thambon Bang Nom Kho, Ampher saena, in Ayutaya Province.He was responsible for Bestowing Luang Por Parn with the name "Sunantoe"

After his Ordination, Luang Por Parn stayed at Wat Bang Pla Hmor to study Gammatan and Vipassana, along with various Buddha Magic methods under the Supervision of LP** Sun; Specializing in the topics of curing illness, physical aches and pains, and also curing people who were under the bad influence of black magic & harmful spells. He attained the level of "Adept" extremely quickly.

He also spent 2 years studying "Bariyathitamma", and Pali Sanskrit language under the Supervision of "Ajarn Jeen", from Wat Jao Jed; then continued his studies at Wat Sragaed in Bangkok, until his completion in "Apitamm" (Abhidharma) 5 years later.

When in Bangkok, Luang Por Parn recieved extra training in Traditional Buddhist Medicine at Wat Sangwaes. Luang Por also recieved training in Gammatan from Luang Por Niyam of Wat Noy in Ampher Basng Pla Ma, Supannburi Province, for a period of three months.

In addition, he was trained an extra month by LP Hnong, of Wat Klong Madan in Ampher Sorng Pi Norng, Supannburi.

While in the forest, LP Parn received the secrets of creating Clay magical Amulets, in the form of a set of six different images from "CHI BA KHAW" .

These 6 Amulets are the set of six Clay Buddha Amulets that are so revered and hard to find these days; considered by Disciples of Wat bang Nom Kho to pos
sess extremely powerful magic.

The Secret of "Yant Grao Paetch", or "Diamond Armour / Diamonjd Shield Yantra" as it has come to be known in the English language, was obtained from "Ajarn jaeng", a lay Practitioner and Master of Yant and Buddha magic.

After completion of his training, Luang Por Parn inaugurated the Pali Sanskrit and Dharma school at Wat Bang Nom Kho. Apart from this, he assisted in the building and development of up to forty Temples around Thailand, including the additional construction of Shrines for other Temples that were already in existence
(known as Bote in Thailand).

He is considered to have had to have possessed Extremely Great Virtues to have been able to attain the creation
/ construction of such institutions and enable the growth of Buddhism and spreading of the dharma on such a massive scale.

After Completion of his studies under Luang Por Sun, he performed "Tudongk" (Wandering alone deep
through the Jungle). He wandered as far as the frontier to Burma, and encountered various strange Phenomena during his journey. Those strange encounters became legends and many people who read LP Parn’s "Tudongk" stories find it amazing and amusing. (To find out more, pls visit Wat Bang Nom Kho personally – bring a Thai translator)

fter his returning to Wat Bang Nom Kho, he performed Spiritual and Budhist medicinal healings for devotees who came with their problems. He treated the physical illness and also people under the in bad influence of Magical Spells and Curses. It is said that he who received treatment from Luang Por Parn was healed of his problem without any single exception!!!

Luang Por Parn had an extremely gentle appearance, with the Light complexion and aspect of a gentleman from the high society. His voice was soft, polite and pleasing to all ears. His mouth was always slightly curver upwards with a slight smile, and he possessed great compassion for both human and animals. He didn’t separate social castes, receiving every visitor with the same compassionate and welcoming attitude, regardless of their social standing or ranking in the society. Social castes are irrelevant to him no matter one was a millionaire, a gentleman, royalty or a working class farmer or beggar. It is said that if a bad person, a thief, or drunkard paid a visit to Luang Por Parn, he would change his attitudes after visiting to Luang Por Parn, and became kinder, gentle and less wayward.

Luang Por Parn's daily routines when at Wat bang Nom Kho; after the daily last meal at 11 am, he would rest a short while, after which, he would sit and receive visitors to help them with their requests. While waiting, he would prepare "Nam Monthr" (Prayer Water), for treating people with illnesses. There were an incredible number of people who came to see him in order to cure all sorts of illnesses, or were under the influence of Black Magic & Curses. Luang Por Parn treated people into the late hours, no matter how tired he might be.

Even though he is no longer with us, he has given Buddhist people and those who believe in his ultimate powers an inheritance of the Body, Soul, Mind & also Fortunes.


· Bikkhu - means Monk in Pali

· Ubachaya - means the monk with the necessary entitlement to ordain others as a Bikkhu

· Koo Swod - means Partner of Cermonies; the Bikkhu comissioned to assist in the chanting of the necesary orations.

· LP - is used as an english abbreviation for "Luang Por"

· Gammatan - is a kind of Meditation technique.


Luang Por Parn with his Parent (Mother & Father)


Picture of LP Parn with his Mother and Father, who he cared for in her old age and times of illness.

Even though LP Parn was abbot of Wat Bang Nom Kho temple. He brought them to the Temple and allowed them to stay in his Guthi, taking care and feeding them, and often wash his mother's clothing, regardless of his High status and amount of work he had to perform, he always make up time to take care his Parent.

In Buddhist teachings, one's Mother is seen as the most sacred person in Life, due to the pain she goes through in giving “Birth” to us, the worry when our young age and care she has for us as her children. When praying in Buddhist belief, the lighting of 5 incense sticks has the meaning of dedication to the Triple gem (Buddha Dharma and Sangha)the fourth stick is to dedicate to one's Mother and father, the fifth to the Kroo ba Ajarn, meaning Spiritual Teacher.


Greatest Katha for Wealth and Fortune – Rich Katha

The reason why I setup this website is to specially dedicate and spread Luang Por Parn’s teaching around the world as I was benefited from his teaching and the katha.

A special thanks to Mr. Lek Watruak of Thai Amulets ( for his kind assistance that resolved some doubts I am having. I will continue my life journey with this Katha & Luang Por Parn’s teaching.

As per like Mr. Lek of Thai Amulets mentioned, this Katha is “Beyond any law of physics and any words to explain. All you have to do is to practice the Rich Katha and sense it by your very own self. When Mr. Lek tried to publish this Katha onto the Internet for world people to learn, he had failed 2 times -- his computer system collapsed and he had to re-format his hard disk and the audio hardware needed for sound Katha and was permanently dysfunction. According to Mr. Lek he suspect that the Mara(evils) tried to obstruct him to perform an important task for the Great Guru. The more people get richer, the less preys for the Mara to govern. Mr. Lek is very happy that the important Katha of the Great Guru was correctly inscribed on the huge stone -- The Internet !! MAY YOU ALL PRACTICE THIS KATHA GET RICH AND RICHER!

The Katha named Phra PajjekkaBodhi Prod Satwa. It's a greatest Katha for attracting wealth and fortune to practitioners. When LP Parn was still alive, he respected this Katha very much. When he walks in or out of his Kuti (monk house) he will raise his hands up Namaskar this Katha and chanting it. If LP Parn goes anywhere, he will teach this Katha to any people. After teaching, he would say " From now onwards my sons, you will be rich by this Katha, you farmers will gain more crops and bigger fruits, and no insects disturb your grows any more." Farmers who practice this Katha gain a lot of crops more than ever. Fruits are bigger in size than ever, bananas as big as the adult hand, the melon, as big as a jar. LP Parn brings those abnormal sizes fruits to his temple and shows to people.

Merchants practice this Katha can sell his goods like hot cakes, making a lot of profit. But when counts the products stock, they still left much more than it should be even the products were sold a large amount. It means that the stocks are added up unknowingly more by the influence of this Katha.

Employees and civil servants practice this Katha, they will work happily, and the works are always admired by their master. Moreover the position is shifted to higher level meanwhile gaining more salary. Therefore, the Katha is meant for wealth and fortune. Whoever chants it until becoming the stage of Smadhi, bigger wealth and fortune will come to that person.

Mr.Prayong Tangtrongchit, an important layman disciple of LP Parn, was a poor herbal medicine shop owner, one day he heard LP Parn teaching this Katha to a monk of Wat Saket. After the teaching session ended, Mr Prayong ask LP Parn that he would like to learn this Katha. "Good, my son, within two years from now onwards you will be a millionaire," said LP Parn.

Mr.Prayong Tangtrongchit

Mr. Prayong practices this Katha daily in the morning, evening and before going to bed . After 6 month, he reports to LP Parn, "Luang Phor, my herbal medicine sell very good, I gained a lot of money, but so strange that the medicine are still remained in a big stock even I have sold many. I bought in rice for daily consumption and is just used half the quantity only, even my wife prepared the rice at normal quantity as usual."

The effects go far beyond than that, Mr.Prayong said, "I can't compare to my grand mother who also practice this Katha. She always practices it until becoming a Smadhi. One day a huge sum of money miraculously filled into an empty safe. Before the money runs into the safe, there is a strange voice saying, "stay quietly and don't move, the money is running into your safe."

"My grand mother told me that after a striking sound, she rush to open the safe. Sitting there, an empty safe filled fully with money. She said to me: Don't worry now, if the Luang Phor (Parn) need money to buy materials for construction, just tell me -- I will donate. The more we donate, the more comfortable we will be," said Mr.Prayong.

Mr.Prayong later became a very rich man, he was named the greatest philanthropist of Thailand. He donated as much as LP Parn needed for construction of many temples. " If Luang Phor need money please don't be hesitated to tell me, I will donate as much as you required," said Mr.Prayong to LP Parn.

Before LP Parn passed away, he teaches The Rich Katha to many layman disciples.

LP said: "Don't do evils but do good. Our life is not so long, we just come to this world in a short period and then go. The 5 precepts of the Buddha should be practiced, if one cannot practice all, I request for 2 of them - Don't steal and Don't drink liquor. If you can practice this 2 precepts as well as the Phra PajjekkaBodhi Prod Satwa Katha, you will earn well and live with a happy life," said LP Parn.

Luang Phor Chaai of Wat PananChoeng (Sam Po Kong), Ayuthaya, a Great Guru during the WWII period also practise this Katha to bless his temple everyday to draw Buddhists come to his temple and donate money for renovation. He gained a great success at wish by the miracle of this Katha.


The Katha (Rich Katha)

(For sound format Rich Katha, pls email: Kindly specify "Rich Katha")

Luang Por Parn

Original Script of Rich Katha

The Rich Katha:

Na Mo Tassa Bhakhawato Arahato Samma Sambudh Tassa (Repeat X3 times)

Buddha Ma Aa U Na Mo Budh Dha Ya (1 time)

Wira Dhayo Wira Konayang Wira Hingsa Wira Dhasi Wira Dhasa Wira Ittiyo Buddhassa Manee Mama Buddhassa Swahom (Main Katha: Repeat X3, X5, X7,or X9 times)

(**When you want to repeat the Katha, just start with the main Katha: Wira Dhayo Wira Konayang..... so on!)


When you start practicing this Katha, you should start with 3 times for the core Katha (Wira Dhayo....). Until you chant fluently, you may chant more times. But it is a must to keep the times of chanting constantly in some long period before shifting to more additive step. Or you may keep 3 times forever.

But as on Mr.Prayong's practice, he chanted 9 times. Daily chanting on this Katha will make your earning & living significantly better in some degree, the money from your work efforts is enough for expenses -- if the household money run low, new wealth will come in time to support. But for the best result -- you must chant this Katha until becoming Smadhi stage -- and bigger wealth & fortune will come to you.


Important** Reminders &Tips

For best result when practicing this Katha:



3. Present food to monk at least once daily. Some places are inconvenient to do this, you can do an option by donate money (any sum you would like to) to a can. If the can fills with moderate sum of money, please bring it to donate to Buddhist temple for monk’s food.

4. The main principle on practicing this Katha is--chant it until becoming a Smadhi (mind concentration). The higher Smadhi you reach, the more wealth and fortune will come. You can practice this Katha in every action, standing, walking, sitting, and working. When you want to repeat the Katha, just start with the main Katha: Wira Dhayo Wira Konayang.....

5. Before bringing out the money to use, touch that money and chant the Katha the same times as your usual practice. And in the night before parking your money into the drawer, chant this Katha the same times as your usual practice.

6. If anyone would like to learn this Katha, please teach him because this is the will of the great Guru.

7. If all these done, the practicer will get more and more wealth and fortune.


Diamond Armour Yant - "Yant Grao Paetch"!

Luang Por Parn was well known for his Buddha Magic and Buddhist medicine & healing methods. He creates powerful amulets during the Buddhist year 2460 (1917).

He was famous for finding the extremely well known and powerful Katha / Yant (mantra) of Grao Paetch in the Buddhist year 2458 whilst making a pilgrimage to Suphanburi province. Famous for his discovery of the Sacred

Luang Por Parn found this great Khata as he was meditating and a Yaan (or Yana in Pali Panskrit), meaning supernatural sense, occurred in his meditation. It told him that there was a special magical metal template hidden within the main Chedi of Wat Phra Sri Ratana Maha Taath, Suphanburi province, waiting for him to discover.

Not long after that he reached the Chedi and found an ancient silver template engraved with the Kata of Yant Graopaetch. The template had a message explaining that the person who found it shall be a Great Master, and that Heaven had defined who should find it. The Template also describes that one who recites this Kata everyday shall have his body covered with a Diamond Armour and will be protected from all dangers, he shall never be able to be destroyed by his enemies. In addition, the enemy will be destroyed through a strange phenomenon because of the reflective result from the magic Diamond Armour !

The Diamond Armour Yant: Chant everyday

  • I Ra Chaa Ka Tha Ra Saa
  • Thi Hang Ja Thoe Roe Ti Nang
  • Bi Sam Ra Loe Bu Sa Put
  • Soe Ma Na Ga Ri Taa Toe
  • Pa Samm Samm Wi Sa Tae Pa
  • Ka Put ban tuu tam wa ka
  • Waat Toe Noe A Ma Ma Waa
  • A Wich Su Nut Saa Nuth Thi

For Sound chant, pls visit: (

Base on Mr. Spencer’s contact experiences with Wat Bang Nom Kho. In any year that had the auspicious Sao Ha day (Saturday, the fifth day of the waxing moon period, lunar month), Luang Phor Phan would perform a very special Ceremony, consecrating and embedding Yant Grao Paetch into his thousands of disciples gathering in Wat Bang Nom Kho temple.

Luang Por would write the Khata on a blackboard and tell everybody to choose one letter of the script NA-MO-PUT-TAA-YA (five Aspects of the Buddha). Then he would stand behind the blackboard and recite a Khata to push the letters and imprint them on all devotees. If a recipient really had good meditative skills, one of the letters would become embedded onto his skull for his whole life.

Amazingly, it was observed that when one of these devotees died and was brought into cremation, the script clearly appeared upon the forehead of the person’s skull when the remains were inspected.

Khata Yant Graopaetch requires daily recitation. If this is done, the person reciting will be perfectly protected from all dangers even deadly events and will never be able to harm you.

The Current Abbot (and Ubachaya - meaning that he is empowered to ordain others into monkdom) of the Temple is called Phra Kroo Suwatjirayaaporn, or Hlwong Por Yong for short. Mr. Spencer was lucky enough to receive the opportunity to visit him in his Guthi (Guthi is the name for the room/hut where a monk resides).

From Left to Right: Spencer, LP Yong & Geoffrey


The Temple: Wat(Temple) Bang Nom Kho

วัดบางนมโค - วัด หลวงพ่อปาน อำเภอ เสนา .อยุธยา

(Or Wat Luang Por Parn)

Telephone 035203005 (Office) 035201274 (Luang Por Yong - Abbot of Wat Bang Nom Kho)

Wat Bang Nom Kho (Thai: วัดบางนมโค) is a Buddhist temple (Wat) located in the Sena district of Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. (North 76KM from Bangkok)

The temple was made famous by one of Thailand's Gaeji Ajarn high monks, Luang Pho Phan, who was renowned for his blowing of the sacred Diamond Armour Yantra, (or Yant, onto the forehead of his disciples. According to legend, many of these disciples, after death, were found to have an impression of the Yant mysteriously embedded into their skull. The Yant was allegedly revealed to Luang Pho Phan in a dream, which led him to its discovery on a metal template hidden within a Chedi. Luang Pho Phan was also reputed to have received the ability to make powder based amulets of Buddha images sitting on animals from a Chee Ba Khaw, (a spirit that appeared as a firefly). These amulets are extremely sought after and expensive due to their reputed powers.

About Sena district of Ayutthaya province

Usually local people knows and calls Sena as Ban Phaen(Thai บ้านแพน). Its city boasts a clocktower in the center of town, which has a clock on all four sides. Also, there is a weekly temple market on Tuesday nights, where countless vendors can be seen selling everything from puppies to mobile phone accessories to movie and music posters at a discount price. There is a coconut shop across the street from the temple market called Mukda Shop that sells fresh coconut drinks.

There is also a secondary school known as Senaprasit School that features yearly Sports Days - three days that fall between Christmas and New Year's. The students dress in various themes that represent Thailand and walk around the school grounds. There is also a march from the center of town to the school. For three days the students rally and play competitive Thai sports.

How to get there?

Ayutthaya Province (full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thai: พระนครศรีอยุธยา, pronounced eye-you-TEE-a) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

Distance from Ayutthaya city to nearby provinces

  • Bangkok 76 km
  • Ang Thong 31 km.
  • Suphanburi 53 km.
  • Saraburi 63 km.
  • Sing Buri 71 km.

By train: (

The cheapest and most colorful way of reaching Ayutthaya is by train. All north and north-east line trains depart from Bangkok's Hualamphong Train Station and stop in Ayutthaya.

A trip of about 1.5 hours - 2.5hrs depending on the type of train service. According to the State Railway of Thailand website, First Class costs 66baht,Second class (non-aircon) costs 35 baht (seats can be booked in advance), while third class is just 20 baht (no reservations).

You can check all the fares in the website. Trains pass by the province’s Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Amphoe Phachi, where at Ban Phachi Junction the railway lines separate to the North and Northeast. Then, mini-buses can be taken from the railway station into the city. (See Thailand "State Railway" for schedule and cost.)

Please note, from experience, when you enquire about train services at the official information or ticketing counters, rates vary, perhaps due to the confusing variety of train services. But as of Sept 2008, the rates are not the same as those shown online. Instead, Third Class ranges 15-20Baht, Second Class 265Baht.

For more information, please contact the State Railway of Thailand at Tel. 0 2220 4334, 1690 or see the website , and Ayutthaya Railway Station at Tel. 0 3524 1521.

Ayutthaya's train station is to the east of the central island. The easiest way to get to central Naresuan Road is to walk straight ahead from the station and take the cross-river ferry for 4 baht.

By bus

Buses operate every 20 minutes or so from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Moh Chit) directly to Ayutthaya.

First class air-con buses charge 60 baht, while second class is 45 baht. Allow at least two hours for the trip since the buses stop rather frequently and there are often jams on the roads out/into Bangkok. You can also take a minivan from the Victory Monument direct to Ayutthaya. Takes ~1 hour and costs 60baht. Buses depart every 20 minutes or so

The buses are from 4:30AM–7.15PM. For more details, please call Tel. 0 2936 2852-66 or see the website and Ayutthaya Bus Terminal, Tel. 0 3533 5304.

In Ayutthaya, the Central BKS bus station is on the south side of Thanon Naresuan next to the Chao Phrom Market. songthaews to Bang Pa-In also leave from here. Some 1st-class buses to Bangkok, however, leave from the north side of the road some 500m to the west, on the other side of the khlong (canal); the queue for air-con buses is easy to spot.

From Kanchanaburi, take a local bus from the main bus station to Suphanburi for 45 baht (2 hours), then another local bus to Ayutthaya for 40 baht (1.5 hours). A taxi from Kanchanaburi costs 2000-2500 baht (2 hours).

There is also a central bus station east of town serving northern destinations. It can be reached by songthaew - ask around to find the appropriate stop.

By Car

From Bangkok, one can get to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya by various routes:

  1. Take Highway No.1 (Phahon Yothin) via Pratu Nam Phra In and turn into Highway No.32, then, turn left to Highway No.309 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.
  2. Take Highway No.304 (Chaeng Watthana) or Highway No.302 (Ngam Wong Wan), turn right into Highway No.306 (Tiwanon), cross Nonthaburi or Nuanchawi Bridge to Pathum Thani, continue on Highway No.3111 (Pathum Thani – Sam Khok – Sena) and turn right at Amphoe Sena into Highway No.3263 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.
  3. Take Highway No.306 (Bangkok–Nonthaburi–Pathum Thani), at Pathum Thani Bridge Intersection, turn into Highway Nos.347 and 3309 via Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, Amphoe Bang Pa-in, to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.
  4. Take Expressway No.9 (Si Rat Expressway) via Nonthaburi – Pathum Thani and down to Highway No.1 via Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, turn left into Highway No.3469 towards Bang Pahan and turn right at Worachet Intersection to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

By boat: Cruise to Ayutthaya

Cruise boats run up the river from Bangkok, often stopping at Ko Kret and Bang Pa-In along the way. You'll need to book in advance as there are no scheduled services, just trips for tourists. It's a fairly lengthy trip (at least one whole day) and some of the larger boats offer (pricy) overnight tours. -- Boat from Ayutthaya to Bangkok leaves 11:30AM daily (arrives Bangkok ~4PM) = 1350 baht/person PH: 08 97662672

Travelling by boat to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya is popular among foreigners since it does not only reveal the beauty as well as lifestyle of the people on both sides of the Chao Phraya River, but also reflects the life in history at the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom when the Chao Phraya River served as a channel of transportation in trading with foreign countries.

The luxurious cruise from Bangkok to the former capital of Ayutthaya is operated by River Sun Cruise Tel: 0 2266 9316, 0 2266 9125-6, Manohra Tel: 0 2476 0021-2 ( Package Tour 3 day +2 nights ), and Grand Pearl Tel: 0 2861 0255-60.

Hotels & Guest House – Sleep

There are a large number of traveller-oriented guesthouses on an Soi Torgorsor between Pamaphrao Road and Naresuan Road, opposite the western end of the Chao Phrom Market. Accommodation in the upper price brackets is limited though, and many people choose to day-trip from Bangkok.

  • Ayutthaya Guest House - a friendly place offering aircon rooms with TV for 400 baht, and fan-only with TV for 300 baht, all en-suite. With internet access and a 'order what you like' restaurant. The three 300 baht rooms along the side alley have air vents open to a public restaurant next-door. For budget travellers, they offer in a nearby building some rooms for 100 baht each, neat, friendly doubles with fan.

Sleep in Sena

  • Homestay Khlong Rang Chorakhae (โฮมสเตย์คลองรางจระเข้) (located by the Rang Chorakhae canal side) 26 Mu 10, Tambon Ban Pho (Tel: 08 1251 8058, 08 9881 1042), Rates: Baht 700 / person / night (included 2 meals)
  • Chao Chet Homestay (เจ้าเจ็ดโฮมสเตย์) 58 Mu 7, Tambon Chao Chet (Tel: 0 3520 1876, 08 9041 3706), Rates: Baht 800 / person / night (included 3 meals)

Other guest houses:

  • Thong Chai Guest House - on a road directly opposite Wat Ratchaburana and a little away from the main action, but closer to the sights. Offering fan-only rooms at 200 a night with private bathrooms, this is a more Thai-oriented guest house. Watch out, this is maybe too basic for you. Compared to what you get in Bangkok for 200 Baht this is worse: No place to hang up the towel. You get a soap, but there is no place to put it in the bathroom. No sink: You can't wash your stuff. No flush (this is indeed Thai style).
  • P-U Guest House - despite its name, the place provides very clean rooms for a decent rate (~300 Baht for twin with fan and private bath, some knowledge of Thai may net you a small discount). It's hidden off Soi Torgorsor, keep walking north until you see the P-U sign on the left, it's at the end of the small lane.
  • Baan Lotus - Pa-Maphrao Rd. PH: 66 035 251988 Rebuilt teak houses with AC (600 baht) and fan (500 baht) rooms. Rents bicycles
  • BJ1 Guest house - Opposite P-U Guest House, rooms are very basic but clean with a shared bathroom, owner is very relaxed and they offer bike rental- Double Room with Fan 150 baht.
  • THE LIMA PLACE (เดอะ ลิม่า เพลส), 139 Moo 2 Bankao Ayutthaya Thailand 13000 (In City Near Pagoda Roundabout). checkin: 2.00 pm; checkout: 12.00 noon. Reservation Contact : 66 35 801808 to 10, 66 86 8892389, Fax : 66 35 801800, Rooms : 75 rooms & 1 function room, Price : 370-700 baht, Wesite :, E-mail :

Hotels and Guesthouses on the Riversides

  • Ayothaya Riverside (อโยธยา ริเวอร์ไซด์) .91 Mu 10, Pakho Road, Tambon Gamung, (Tel: 0 3523 4873–7), 102 rooms, Rates: Baht 1,200-2,500
  • Ayothaya Riverside House/ (Guest house) (อโยธยา ริเวอร์ไซด์ เฮาส์) 17/2 Mu 7, Tambon Banpom, (Tel: 08 1644 5328, 08 1932 6162 Bangkok Office Tel: 0 2585 6001, 0 2910 8797), 7 rooms and 2 Boats, Rates: Baht 300-1,200 (F, A)
  • Ban Kun Pra (บ้านคุณพระ) 48 Mu 3, Pa Thon Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3524 1978, 08 1442 2742), 15 rooms, Rates: Baht 250-800 (F, A) , E-mail:
  • Ban Suwanthara Resort and Spa (บ้านสุวรรณธารา รีสอร์ท แอนด์ สปา) 43/9 U-Thong Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3532 4270, 08 1928 2887 Thai massage and spa Rates: Baht 200-4,000 (No room service)
  • Krung Sri River (กรุงศรีริเวอร์) 27/2 Mu 11, Rotchana Road, (Tel: 0 3524 4333, Fax 0 3524 3777, 202 rooms, Rates: Baht 2,000 – 8,500 (A) River cruise
  • River View Place (ริเวอร์ วิว เพลส) 35/5 Mu 1, U-Thong Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3524 1729–30), 78 rooms, Rates: Baht 1,700–4,000 (River Cruise)
  • Woraburi Ayothaya Convention Resort (วรบุรี อโยธยา คอนเวนชั่น รีสอร์ท) 89 Mu 11, Tambon Kamang, (Tel: 0 3524 9600-49, Fax: 0 3524 9625-6 Bangkok Office tel: 0 2256 0890-2 ext. 303-7, Fax: 0 2256 0741, 162 rooms, Rates: Baht 1,600–3,000

Hotels and Guesthouses in town

  • Ayothaya Hotel (อโยธยา โฮเต็ล) ( opposite Chao Phrom Market) 12 Mu 4, Thetsaban Sai 2 Road, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, (Tel: 0 3525 2249-50), 101 rooms, Rates: Baht 1,200–3,500
  • Ayutthaya Guesthouse (อยุธยา เกสต์เฮาส์) 12/34 Naresuan Road, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, (Tel: 0 3523 2658), 30 rooms, Rates: Baht 300–500 (F, A)
  • Ayutthaya House (บ้านอยุธยา) 48/3 Soi Phailing 3, Rotchana Road, Tambon Phailing, (Tel: 0 3524 5905, 08 1362 3534), 4 rooms, Rates: Baht 500–1,500 (F, A)
  • Ayutthaya Homestay (อยุธยา โฮมสเตย์) (เกาะลอย) 15/26 Mu 2, Ko Loi, Tambon Hua Ro, (Tel: 08 1290 6630, 08 1434 1858), 6 rooms, Rates: Baht 650-1,300 (F, A)
  • Ayutthaya Hostel (อยุธยา โฮสเทล) 7 Mu 2, Rotchana Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3521 0941), 8 rooms, Rates: Baht 300-400 (F, A)
  • Ayutthaya Thani (อยุธยาธานี) 4/89 Mu 8 Tambon Hua Ro, (Tel: 0 3523 2776 Fax: 0 3523 2817), 81 rooms, Rates: Baht 950-2,500
  • Bai Fern Homestay (ใบเฟิร์น โฮมสเตย์) 172/9 Mu 4 Tambon Pratuchai, (Tel: 0 3524 2051, 08 6744 9468), 12 rooms, Rates: Baht 1,000
  • Ban Chanthana (บ้านจันทนะ) .12/22 Naresuan Road Sai 1, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, (Tel: 0 3532 3200, 08 9885–0257), 10 rooms, Rates: Baht 350–500 (F,A)
  • Ban Chitwilai (บ้านจิตต์วิไล) 9/23 Mu 3, Tambon Thawasukri, (Tel: 0 3532 1259-60), 20 rooms, Rates: Baht 500 (A)
  • Ban Lotus (บ้านโลตัส) .20 Pa Ma Phrao (Sai 1) Road, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, (Tel: 0 3525 1988, 0 3532 8272), 20 rooms, Rates: Baht 200-600
  • Ban Mai Resort (บ้านไม้รีสอร์ท) 38/19 Mu 8, Tambon Banpom, (Tel: 08 1994 3863, 08 1450 2884), 9 bungalows, Rates: Baht 400 (A)
  • Ban Suan Guesthouse (บ้านสวน เกสต์เฮาส์) 23/1 Chakkraphat Road, Tambon Pratuchai, (Tel: 0 3524 2394), 17 rooms, Rates: Baht 300-600 (F, A)
  • Ban Thai Guesthouse (บ้านไทยเกสท์เฮ้าส์) 23/1, Jakkaphat Road, (Tel: 0 3524 2394), 7 rooms, Rates: Baht 150
  • Ban Yaowachon Na Wang T. (บ้านเยาวชนหน้าวัง .) 69/1, Tambon Thawasukri, 3 rooms, Rates: Baht 500
  • Chitwilai Place (จิตต์วิไล เพลส) 38/7 U-Thong Road, Tambon Ho Rattanachai, (Tel: 0 3532 8177, 08 9696 4996, 08 1991 2166), 70 room, Rates: Baht 450-500
  • Grand Parent Home (แกรนด์ พาเร้นท์ โฮม) 22/6 Mu 1, Soi Manthana, Naresuan Road, Tambon Pratuchai, (Tel: 0 3523 1480, 08 6383 4791), 10 rooms, Rates: Baht 150-600 (F, A)
  • Jack Guesthouse (แจ๊ค เกสท์เฮ้าส์) 19/13 Mu 3, (Tel: 08 1930 4935), 10 rooms, Rates: Baht 480
  • New B.J. Guesthouse (นิว บี.เจ เกาสท์เฮ้าส์) 19/29, Naraesuan Road, (Tel: 0 3524 6046, 0 3524 3980), 19 rooms, Rates: Baht 150
  • Old B.J. Guesthouse (โอลด์ บี เจ เกสต์เฮาส์) (บรรจง) 16/7 Naresuan Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3525 1526), 8 rooms, Rates: Baht 160-350 (F, A)
  • Pae Srithong Guesthouse (แพศรีทอง เกสท์เฮ้าส์) 8/1, U-thing Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3524 6010), 10 rooms, Rates: Baht 150-600
  • Patsaphon (P.S.) Guesthouse (พรรษพร เกสต์เฮาส์) 14/4 Mu 3, Naraesuan Road, Tambon Horattanachai, 9 rooms, Rates: Baht 120–150
  • Phlu Thaya Resort and Spa (พลูธยา รีสอร์ท แอนด์ สปา) 12/3 Mu 7 Tambon Khlong Suan Phlu, (Tel: 0 3575 6001-2, 0 3522 5127, 8 rooms, 15 mn from town by tuk-tuk, very quiet with nice views on the countryside, massages and spa, swimming-pool, good restaurant offering thai cuisine, can help organize tours, Rates: Baht 2,500-4,500
  • P.U. Guesthouse (พี ยู เกสต์เฮาส์) .20/1 Naresuan Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3525 1213), 23 rooms, Rates: Baht 350-700 (F, A)
  • Rose Inn (โรส อินน์) 33/23 Mu6, Watprayat Road, Tambom Phailing, (Tel: 0 3521 2149-50), 50 rooms, Rates: Baht 500-600
  • Si Ayutthaya (โรงแรมศรีอยุธยา) 10/1 Mu 2, U-Thong Road, Tambon Thawasukri, (Tel: 0 3523 3041), 72 rooms, Rates: Baht 900–1,400 (River Cruise)
  • Soon Patthana Khunnaphap Chewit (ศูนย์พัฒนาคุณภาพชีวิต) In Wat Kasattrathirat, (Tel: 0 3521 1340-1), Rates: Baht 1000-3000
  • Suan Luang (ศูนย์ฝึกปฏิบัติการวิชาชีพในธุรกิจสวนหลวง) (in Rajabhat University Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya) 96 Mu 2, Rotchana Road, Tambon Pratuchai, (Tel: 0 3524 5537), 25 rooms, Rates: Baht 500-600 (F, A)
  • Sunrise Place (ซันไรซ์ เพลส) 6/3 Naresuan Road, Tambon Pratuchai, (Tel: 0 3524 4325, 08 1686 9549, 08 1991 7487), 15 rooms, Rates: Baht 350-600 (F, A)
  • Ayotthaya Riverside hotel ( โรงแรมอโยธยาริเวอร์ไซด์ ) .91 Mu 10, Pa-co Road, Tambon Gamang, (Tel: 0 2323 4873-7), 102 rooms, Rates: Baht 900-2000
  • The Old Palace Resort (ดิ โอลด์ พาเลส รีสอร์ท) 1/35 Mu 5, Tambon Thawasukri (Tel: 0 3525 2534, 0 3525 1572), 3 rooms and 5 bungalows, Rates: Baht 300–500 (F, A)
  • The Old Place Guesthouse (ดิ โอลด์ เพลส เกสต์เฮาส์) .102 U-Thong Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3521 1161, 08 9614 3010), 10 rooms, Rates: Baht 250-500 (F, A)
  • Thong Chai Guesthouse (ธงชัยเกสต์เฮาส์) 9/6 Mu 13, Tambon Pratuchai, (Tel: 0 3524 5210),

38 rooms, Rates: Baht 200-400 (F,A)

  • T.M.T Guesthouse (ที เอ็ม ที เกสท์เฮ้าส์) 14/9, Nareasuan Road, 10 rooms, Rates: Baht 100-120
  • Tony Place (โทนี่ เพลส) 12/18 Naresuan Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3525 2578), 20 rooms, Rates: Baht 200-700 (F, A)
  • Toto Guesthouse (โตโต้ เกสต์เฮาส์) 6/5 Naresuan Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3523 2658),

30 rooms, Rates: Baht 100–400

  • U-Thong Road Hotel (อู่ทองโฮเต็ล) .86 U-Thong Road, Tambon Horattanachai, (Tel: 0 3525 3000, 0 3525 1063), 67 rooms, Rates: Baht 240-380 (F, A)
  • U-Thong Inn (อู่ทองอินน์) 210 Mu 5, Rotchana Raod, (Tel: 0 3521 2531-40), 207 rooms, Rates: Baht 1,600–4,000
  • Wiang Fa (เวียงฟ้า) 1/8 Rotchana Road, (Tel: 0 3524 1353, 0 3524 3252, E-mail:, 18 rooms, Rates: Baht 400-600 (A)
  • The Lima Place Ayutthaya (Service Apartment) 139 Baankao , Ayutthaya Tel . 035-801808-10 www.
  • Promsook Place Hotel 11/44-45 Preedee Phanomyong (Rojana) Rd., Tel: 0 3532 3999, 25 rooms, Rates: Baht 600-700 (A)

Eat & Drinks

The main traveller oriented area is Soi Torgorsor, between Pamaphrao Road and Naresuan Road opposite the western end of Chao Phrom Market. It has a number of bars staying open until late, some with projection screens for sports.

The main hub of bars is to be found around the backpacker area with a variety of styles for you to choose. They are:

  • 29 Steak Pamaphrao Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • Ban Mai Rim Nam 33 U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya. T: (035) 21 1516 F: (035) 21 1526 . Boat hire 1500B per hour (holds up to 40 pax) book 3 days in advance or call to check availability.
  • Bannkunpra Restaurant U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya. T: (035) 24 1978
  • Ban U-Thong Restaurant U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • By Yai Lek bar Khlong Makham Wang Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • Chiang Restauant Naresuan Rd Soi 1, Ayutthaya.
  • Chow Praya Hut 45/1 Moo 8 Baanmai T: (035) 39 8200
  • Isaan restaurants Patone Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • Malakaw Restaurant ChiKun Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • Moon Cafe and Restaurant Naresuan Rd Soi 1, Ayutthaya.
  • Night Markets Open daily 17:00 to 23:00 (on U-thong Rd.)
  • Pae Krung Kao Ayutthaya U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • Rua Rim Nam jetty bar U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya.
  • Sai-Thong River U-Thong Rd, Ayutthaya. T: (035) 24 1449
  • Tony's Place Naresuan Rd Soi 1, Ayutthaya.
  • Por-gun-ti ( พอกันที ) bar Pamaphrao Rd, Ayutthaya.

Travel Agents

  • Ayutthaya Boat & Travel (อยุธยา โบ๊ท แอนด์ ทราเวล) 17 Soi Wachirathamsathit 35, Bang Chak, Phra Kanong, Nonthaburi, Tel: 0 2746 1414, 0 2746 1287 (River Cruise)
  • Ayutthaya Inter Service (อยุธยา อินเตอร์ เซอร์วิส) 49/20 Maha Rat Road, Tambon Pratuchai, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,Tel : 0 3524 5536, 08 1849 4687, 08 9243 9668
  • Classic Tour (คลาสสิค ทัวร์) 12/4 U-thong Road, Tambon Pratuchai, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tel: 0 3524 4978, 0 3525 2763
  • Kan Kitti Travel (กานต์กิตติทราเวล) 137/29 Pa Maprao Road, Tambon Hua Ro, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya , Tel: 0 3523 2927, 0 3523 2523
  • Koslo Tour(โกศลทัวร์) 98/204 Soi 4, Rom Ruen Garden Village, Udomsorayut Road Tambon Chieng Rak Noi, Amphoe Bang Pa-in, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya , Tel: 0 3574 2267, 08 1921 2701
  • Multi Travel (มัลติ ทราเวล) 126 Mu 3, Tambon Khlong Suan Plu, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya , Tel: 0 3521 3828-30
  • N H Travel & Business (เอ็น เอช แทรเวล แอนด์ บิซเนส) (Opposite Ayutthaya Grand Hotel) 61/1 Mu 2, Tambon Phukhao Thong, Amphoe Uthai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tel: 0 3538 8045, 08 1432 9836
  • Nissin Travel Service Thailand (นิสสิน ทราเวล เซอร์วิส ไทยแลนด์) 16 Mu 4 Tambon Uthai, Amphoe Uthai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tel: 0 3535 6868-70
  • Phrom Eua Travel Service (พรหมเอื้อ ทราเวล เซอร์วิส) 81/52 Mu 11 Tambon Ban Len, Amphoe Bang Pa-in , Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tel: 0 3526 2384
  • Sai Thip Travel and Service (สายทิพย์ ทราเวล แอนด์ เซอร์วิส) 222/1 Mu 7 Pornthip Village, Tambon Khlong Suan Phlu, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tel: 08 1994 9133
  • The Sun Travel Service (เดอะซันทราเวล เซอร์วิส) 12 /34 Mu 4 Naresuan Road, Tambon Horattanachai, Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tel: 0 3523 2501, 0 3523 2658

Useful Calls

  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial Hall Tel. 0 3533 6647
  • Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Public Hall Tel. 0 3533 6550
  • Police Station Tel. 0 3524 2225, 0 3524 1608
  • Tourist Police Station Tel. 0 3524 1446, 0 3524 2352, 1155
  • Phra Nakhon si Ayutthaya Hospital Tel. 0 3524 1888, 0 3524 1728, 0 3532 2555, 1669
  • Ratcha Thani Hospital Tel. 0 3533 5555-61
  • Bus terminal Tel. 0 3533 5304
  • Railway Station Tel. 0 3524 1521
  • Highway Police Tel. 1193

Friendship links & Material contribution from:

1) Mr. Spencer Littlewood;-

2) Thai Amulets – Mr.Lek Watruak;-

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