This is part 2 of my 4 part slide show series showing the Temples in Ayutthaya Thailand. If you missed part 1 you can find it here. As I said in my previous post, there are so many temples in Ayutthaya Thailand that I won’t even try to go into great detail on the differences between them all. It’s probably best if you just sit back and enjoy the slide show. For those who are curious, I listed a couple resources below where you can find more information on the temples in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
Here’s some background information on the Ayutthaya Historical Park from Wikipedia:
The Ayutthaya historical park (Thai: ?????????????????????????????????? (Pronunciation)) covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya Thailand. The city of Ayutthaya was founded by King Ramathibodi I 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 World Heritage Site in 1981.
Here’s some more information on the Historic City of Ayutthaya from UNESCO:
The Historic City of Ayutthaya, founded in 1350, was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. It flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries, during which time it grew to be one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a center of global diplomacy and commerce. Ayutthaya was strategically located on an island surrounded by three rivers connecting the city to the sea. This site was chosen because it was located above the tidal bore of the Gulf of Siam as it existed at that time, thus preventing attack of the city by the sea-going warships of other nations. The location also helped to protect the city from seasonal flooding.