Ayuthaya Ancient city

Ayutthaya is known as the second capital of Thailand (was called Siam by foreigners), situated approximately 80 km from Bangkok. It had been the capital for 417 years .  I This capital was sacked by Burmese in 1767 before Bangkok was choosen as the site of new capital . The historical site of Ayutthaya have been described as World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1991

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Ayutthaya was a trade centre where foreign merchants came from China, Japan, India, Arab, Portuguese, British, Netherland and France. The wealth of Ayutthaya came from the collection of tax from trading goods . the authorities in those day were divided to 3 sections.

  • Left Marine section : supervised  Chinese, Japan and other countries from SE islands.
  • Right Marine section :  supervised  trade on Malay peninsula and Indonesia, Maldives island, Srilanka, Arub and Persian
  • Central Marine section : supervised all Europe countries except Netherland who involved trade with China.


Export product :

Elephants to India and Persian (Iran) approx.. 300 elephant / trip

Rice to China

Ivory to China and Japan

Spices such as cinnamon , pepper, anise , clove and cardamom exported to Europe for preserved food and flavor food.

Sampan wood for dying cloths exported to Japan and China (root give yellows color and bark give red colors)

Leather from deer export to Japan.(100,000 pcs/years)

Place to visited : 

Wat Mahatat

The Mahathat pagoda survived until the reign of King Rama 5 of Bangkok as seen in a photograph taken in 1903. Later on 25th May 1904 at 5 am main prang collapsed to the level of niche. After that, the site was plundered by illegal excavations until 30 September, 1956 , when the Fine Arts Department made a vertical excavation from niche floor and found Buddha relics contained in innermost layer of the seven layered urns, and some gold ornaments. The Buddha relics are now kept in Chao Sam Phraya  National Museum.

Wat Pra Sri Sanpetch

Wat Pra Srisanpetch was a temple in the Grand Palace which served as the archetype for the temple of The Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. The royal chronical indicates that King Borommatrai Lokanath had the Palace moved to north adjacent to Lopburi river and bestowed the area of the former palace to the temple as mentioned :

Wat Chiwattanaram

This temple was built in 1631 after Thailand conquer Cambodia . The influence of Cambodia art glory in Thai temple during those period until  Bangkok time where you can see clearly at Wat Arun in Bangkok. This temple is one of the most beautiful remains till these day.

Rotee place is muslim village who origin from  Persian and Arab countries since 17th century . They make famous dessert “Rotee” (wheat paper wrap with sugar strings) you will see how they make it. And try it after lunch

Long tails boat around Ayuthaya island to enjoy scenery of temple, Church, Mosque and life style of people along the rivers then stop Wat Phuthaisawan where you will see old ruin and new temple together (my favorite temple) . This temple was served as unified army and monk gave blessing to soldier before battle with Myanmar.



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