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Ayutthaya Floating Market, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya Klong Sa Bua Floating Market & Water Theatre

Krung Sri Ayutthaya

 

Krung Sri Ayutthaya, the capital city of the Ayutthaya Kingdom was located in an area surrounded by three major rivers which were the Lopburi River to the north, the Chao Phraya River to the west and the south, and the Pasak River to the east.

 

By mid 14th century, the Khmer Kingdom and the Sukhothai Kingdom began to lose their dominance. King Outhong established Krung Sri-Ayutthaya as a new capital city in a district called Nong Sanoh on Friday, March 4th, 1350 AD. The official name of the capital city was Krungthepmahanokorn Bawornthavarawadee Sri Ayutthaya Mahadilok Phopnopharat Rahathani Bureerom Udom Mahasathan.

 

In 1765 AD, King Mungra, the son of King Alongphaya of Burma invaded the Ayutthaya Kingdom. He commanded his two Generals to attack Ayutthaya from both the north and the south. The north army was led by Naemyo Seehabodi, and the south army by Mung Mahanoratha.

 

The Ayutthaya soldiers responded with great defence and were able to maintain the ground for as long as 14 months. However, the Burmese finally broke through their defence and captured the city on April 7, 1767 AD. The date marked the end of the long reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, the greatest kingdom lying over the Chao Phraya, the Pasak and the Lopburi River Plains. The Ayutthaya Kingdom was ruled by 33 kings from five different monarchies for 417 years long.

Ayutthaya Floating Market, Page 7, Krung Sri Ayutthaya History, Pictures of the Market
Ayutthaya Floating Market, Page 7, Krung Sri Ayutthaya History, Pictures of the Market
Ayutthaya Floating Market, Page 6, Photo's of the Market
Ayutthaya Floating  Market, Page 8, Ayutthaya Klong Sa Bua Floating Market & Water Theatre, Pictures