|Iudia is a tasteful, comfortable and well equipped serviced accommodation
located among the ancient ruins of the great Siamese kingdom of Ayudhya.
Ayudhya served as the Siamese royal capital from 1350-1767. The city was
sacked by the Burmese in 1767 and put to the torch.
During its heyday Ayudhya was one of greatest and richest cities in Asia, envied not only by the Burmese but by the Europeans as well. Under King Ramesuan Ayudhya conquered the great Khmer kingdom of Angkor Wat and brought back precious Khmer artifacts, treasures and artisans to Siam.
From Ayudhya the kings of the powerful Siamese empire ruled over a vast territory that extended from the borders of Burma, Laos and Cambodia in the north down to the Malay peninsular in the south. Perhaps denoting the power and glory of the Siamese kingdom, the name "Ayudhya" in Sanskrit also means "indestructible."
Today only its temple ruins remain as testimony to Siam's former glory as a dominant political, economic and religious centre on mainland Southeast Asia.
In 1992 Ayutthaya's ancient ruins have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and conservation work was underway to restore the ancient architecture of the temples. In ancient Southeast Asia, religious architecture tended to survive because the privilege to dwell in structures of brick and stone was the prerogative of the gods.
|All of our waterfront rooms, namely, Phaulkon,
Zhèng Hé, Yamada and Sheikh Ahmad, enjoy a wonderful view
of Wat Phuttaisawan built by the first king of Ayudhya.
Selected period artifacts and ceramics are displayed along the corridor and in each room for the pleasure of antique lovers.
All rooms are equipped with internet access, satellite TV with DVD, air conditioning, small refrigerator and private en-suite bathroom with personal care amenities. At Iudia you can enjoy fine accommodation with modern amenities during your stay in Ayudhya.
:: Courtyard View Room
:: Poolside Room ::
:: Riverview Room ::
:: Phaulkon Room ::
|When you stay at Iudia's bed and breakfast, you actually face the 715 acres
Ayutthaya World Heritage Park. The house offers tasteful residential facilities
including river view suites, standard and deluxe guest rooms with a splendid
view of heritage ruins, an internet espresso café, happy hour terrace, intimate
Siamese courtyards and swimming pool.
Iudia occasionally hosts in-house cultural programs to acquaint guests with the secrets of Buddhist meditation, Siamese history, antiques, yoga and traditional Siamese music.
|Located on U-Tong Road in the isle of Ayutthaya, Iudia is right in the centre of the old city. Staying at Iudia puts you within comfortable walking distance from 69 major ruins of temple and palaces. You can enjoy the privilege to check out the old temples at a leisurely pace, even returning to the more central ruins several times to see them at different times of day and making forays further-a-field by bicycling. Here you can decide to walk, cycle or sit by your window and contemplate the lost civilization which once animated the mute stucco of Ayudhya's ancient temples.|