Ayutthaya Images 15 images Created 17 Mar 2009
Originally founded by King U-Thong in 1350 along the Chao Phraya river, Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam in its heyday. Conquered by the Burmese in 1767, today only the ruins of its splendor remain. Thanks to its history as former capital of Thailand, the former base of Thai Buddhism and original home Siamese royalty it is steeped in Thai culture. Ayutthaya Historical Park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.