via Bangkok Post, 25 May 2020: Domestic tourists return to Ayutthaya to pay respects at temples. Incidentally, I’ve been looking recently into the differences between domestic tourists and international tourists to Ayutthaya, with domestic tourists more likely to visit temples for the purposes of paying respect to Buddha rather than sightseeing; as such the they are more likely to visit active temples such as Wat Phananchoeng and Wat Yai Chaimongkol mentioned in this article.
Temples and historical sites in this former capital city have reopened to the public after restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 were eased.
Governor Panu Yaemsri said most temples and historical sites opened on Saturday and Sunday. People had already begun visiting these places again to pay respect to Buddha images. Most were from other provinces, particularly Bangkok, he said.
Most-visited were Wat Phananchoeng and Wat Yai Chaimongkol in Muang district.