Visitors carrying sun umbrellas at the 17th century Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple complex in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AFP
Visitors carrying sun umbrellas at the 17th century Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple complex in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AFP
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Thailand hopes for a post-Covid tourism boost as Michelin Guide puts ancient seat of kings Ayutthaya on the foodie map

  • Home to Unesco-recognised temples and a favourite with Instagramers, Thailand’s former capital has been hit hard by the pandemic
  • But its thick curries, noodles and street-side rotis have earned 10 eateries the ‘Bib Gourmand’ distinction, raising hopes that tourists’ appetite will return

Visitors carrying sun umbrellas at the 17th century Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple complex in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AFP
Visitors carrying sun umbrellas at the 17th century Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple complex in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: AFP
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