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08/10/2009

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา), Thailand


This is a photo of the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, in Thailand. The city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who came here to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri, and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. Ayutthaya was named after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama in the Ramayana. In 1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, and the ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya historical park, which is recognized internationally as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4 comments:

Anna Nida said...

The city of Ayutha..thailand picture has been uploaded here.. It looks attractive

wanderlass said...

HERE is my Ayutthaya blog and photo...

hanum said...

wow.. great place. Great shot. Fantastic. I like it ^_^

triacme said...

Oh great yar you have collected the history of Ayutthaya.
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