Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Ayuthaya was the former capital city of Thailand. Although the capital had withstood several invasion attempts, it was finally conquered and plundered by the Myanmarese (Burmese) people in the eighteenth century. What was left was a rich collection of temples that still dominate the landscape of the modern city. Apart from the historic temples, Ayuthaya is surrounded by three rivers (Mae Nam Lopburi, Chao Phraya and Pa Sak).
One of the oldest and most legendary cities in the ancient world was Ayutthaya, otherwise known by its full name of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Founded in 1350 as the headquarters for the kingd…