Ayutthaya was founded by King U-Thong or King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and is after Sukhotai, Thailand's second capital. The Ayutthaya period lasted for 417 years during which 33 Kings of 5 dynasties reigned over the country. Ayutthaya was attacked several times by the Burmese army and was destroyed beyond repair in 1767. Ayutthaya is about two hours by car from Bangkok and can be visited as a day trip from Bangkok.

Wat Mahathat photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Wat Mahathat
Wat Phra Si Sanphet photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Ratchaburana photo gallery  - 7 pictures of Wat Ratchaburana
Wat Yai Chai Mongkol photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
19 photos of Wat Mahathat, one of the more significant temple complexes in Ayutthaya
14 photos of Wat Phra Si Sanphet, which was the most magnificent of the Ayutthaya temples
7 photos of Wat Ratchaburana, a temple used as a royal tomb
14 photos of Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, which contains a huge statue of a reclining Buddha
Other temples photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Other temples
Market photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Market
22 photos of ruins of several temples in Ayutthaya
11 photos of a local market in Ayutthaya
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