"AYUTTHAYA" Bangkok Travelogue by sunnywong

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History

One of the golden eras of Thai history was during Ayutthaya period as the capital from 1350 to 1767 A.D.

Ayutthaya went on an irreversible decline in the latter part of the 18th century until the capital city was handily sacked by invading Burmese in 1767.

The Ruins

Ayutthaya is 76 kms north of Bangkok. Magnificent ruins of principal temple and palaces of the old capital still remain to give a clue to the city's former glory.

Ongoing archeological excavations at many sites in the area are turning up valuable findings. The recovered arts treasures of Ayutthaya are on exhibit at Chao Sam Phraya National Museum.

A recently completed Historical Center in Ayutthaya offers an exciting journey back into time, while this capital was in her heydays and her subsequent downfall.

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<a href=" http://www.tat.or.th/province/central/ayutt/index.htm"><b><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:14">Link to Ayutthaya Official Website </b></a>

  • Page Updated Nov 14, 2002
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