The historic city of Ayutthaya

The Economic Times and Malaysia Star both recently ran features on one of Thailand’s World Heritage Sites, Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya Temple Ruines
photo credit: Sofia Brightsea

Ayutthaya, Thailand’s historic city

Economic Times, 31 July 2008

Awesome Ayutthaya

The Star, 02 August 2008

Ask any local what the major attractions in Ayutthaya are and the answer would be the ancient ruins, the Buddha images and the stunning bell-shaped chedis (pagodas) rising skyward from the ground.

Located 76km north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya invites discovery and imbues in one a feeling of humility, for it has awe-inspiring structures that have withstood the test of time.

Related Books:
Ayutthaya-Venice of the East
Dutch Perceptions of the Thai Court of Ayutthaya, Ca. 1604-1765 (Tanap Monographs on the History of Asian-European Interaction) (Tanap Monographs on the History of Asian-European Interaction)
Ayutthaya and Sukhothai: World Heritage – Reflections Of The Past (2 Volume Boxed Set)
Thailand’s Ancient Capitals Sukhothai to Ayudhya
Ancient Capitals of Thailand (River Books)

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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