The ancient city of Ayuttaya The Thai capital for 417 years, it is one of Thailand's major tourist attraction. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in a city that was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. During the period that Ayuttaya was the Thai capital, 33 kings of 5 dynasties ruled the kingdom until it was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767.
Ayuttaya is 76 kilometers north of Bangkok and boasts magnificent ruins. These numerous ruins indicate that Ayuttaya was one of Indo-China's most properous cities and larger than contemporary London.
Bang Pa-In Palace This famous attraction is located 18 kms. south of Ayutthaya. These include pavilions and halls constructed in Thai, Chinese, and European architectural styles, a theatre, temples, and monuments.