Tuesday, 12 May 2009
the lost elephant city...Ayutthaya
10 of may 2009, I'm drivig from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, one of the most interesting old city in the history of Thailand....After two hours driving, I'll be arriving in this mistic, holy and magic place... Ancients Temples remember to us, the golden days in Thailand. Here, the Elephants are considered Holy Animals and guardians of the Kingdom of the city and Thailand....ladies and gents, welcome to the lost civilization of Ayutthaya...
The ancient city of Ayutthaya, or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, The Thai capital for 417 years, is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U - Thong when the Thais were forced southwards by northern neighbours. During the period of Ayutthaya being the Thai capital, 33 kings of different dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was sacked by the Burmese in 1767.