Ayutthaya historical park
The Ayutthaya historical park
Historical parks of Thailand
Historical parks in Thailand are managed by the Fine Arts Department, a sub-division of the Ministry of Education. There are currently ten parks, with four them registered as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO....

covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya (city)
Ayutthaya city is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River. The city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong, who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya...

, Thailand
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...

, which was founded by King Ramathibodi I
Ramathibodi I
Uthong or Ramathibodi I was the first king of the kingdom Ayutthaya , reigning from 1351 to 1369. He was known as Prince U Thong before he ascended to the throne on March 4, 1351...

 in 1350 and was the capital of the country until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767.

In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began with renovations of the ruins, which became more serious after it was declared a historical park in 1976. The park was declared a UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations...

 World heritage site in 1991. According to "Tourism Asia," http://thailand.tourism-asia.net/ayutthaya-historical-park.html thirty-three monarchs including King Rama IV governed from Ayutthaya.

Park sites

  • Wat Ratchaburana
  • Wat Mahathat
  • Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • Wat Phra Ram
  • Wat Lokayasutha
  • Wiharn Phra Mongkhon Bopit
  • Wat Lokayasutha
  • Wat Yai Chai Mongkon
  • Phra Chedi Suriyothai
  • Wat Phanan Choeng
    Wat Phanan Choeng
    Wat Phanan Choeng is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River at the south-eastern side of the confluence of the Chao Phraya and Pa Sak rivers.Today, the temple is a popular tourist attraction....

  • Wat Chaiwatthanaram
    Wat Chaiwatthanaram
    Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya's best known temples and a major tourist attraction.- Location :...

  • Ayutthaya historical Study Centre
  • Japanese Settlement
  • Wat Phu Khao Thong
  • Royal Elephant Kraal

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