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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya


Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya was the capital city of Thailand for 417 years, it was founded by King Uthong in 1350.   Ayutthaya has lots of history, mostly to do with the wars with the Burmese.  Ayutthaya was discharged and burned down by the Burmese army in 1767,  this left the city  ruins which now provides the main attractions of Ayutthaya.  The ancient city has been included in a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.

Ayutthaya is located north of Bangkok, it has many major rivers running through such as Chao Phraya River, Pasak River, Lopburi River and Noi River. The province is divided into 16 districts which are Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Tha Ruea, Nakhon Luang, Bang Sai, Bang Ban, Bang Pa-in (a home to the summer palace for the present king), Bang Pahan, Phak Hai, Phachi, Lat Bua Luang, Wang Noi, Sena, Bang Sai, Uthai, Maha Rat and Ban Phraek.  

Ayutthaya is a very popular attraction for both tourists and Thai people and has been for many years. The quiet atmosphere and ruins that are left on the sites will give you an insight of what happened there hundreds of years ago.  Ayutthaya covers a very large area, the main attractions are ruins which now belong to different temples. Wat Mahathat is a very popular site to visit and is famous for the Buddha head embedded in the tree.  Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is where you can find the Reclining Buddha image, it is believed to be built in the reign of the Naresuan King. The main Chedi of this temple can be seen from afar, inside the temple you will find tens of Buddha images on the temple walls.  There are many other places you should visit such as Wat Phanan Choeng, Japanese Village, Wat Mahaeyong, Wat Suwandaram, Phom Petch, Phra Chedi Siri Suriyothai, Wat Chaiwatthanaram and the Monument of King Naresuan.

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