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When the Ayutthaya's troops met the front Burmese troops, which was led by Phra Chao Phrae, King Somdet Phra Mahajakrapat rode his elephant to fight against Phra Chao Phrae, but his elephant  collapsed so Phra Chao Phrae raised his scythe to cut King Somdet Phra Mahajakrapat, queen Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai nearby had seen the event, she decided to save her husband by riding her elephant to intervene the fighting. She was killed by the scythe of Phra Chao Phrae on her elephant back.


Then their two sons helped them and moved the corpse back. With her devotion, King Somdet Phra Mahajakrapat constructed a Chedi, called Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai at Wat Suanluang Sobswan, Hualaem District.


.A memorial Chedi to Queen Suriyothai, Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai, was built by King Maha Chakkraphat in her honour.


The Chedi is located at Wat Suanluang Sopsawan at the banks of the Chao Phraya, southwest of the Wang Luang ( Royal Palace ). There is also a memorial park to her outside Ayutthaya, featuring a large statue of the queen riding a war elephant.



In 2001, a Thai movie about her life,

The Legend of Suriyothai,

was released. The film was directed by

M.C. Chatrichalerm Yukol of the

Thai Royal Family and financed

by Queen Sirikit.

Wat Chedi Sri Suriyothai, Ayutthaya, Thailand, Pictures of the Temple.

Ayutthaya Province, Page 41, Wat Chedi Sri Suriyothai, Ayutthaya, Thailand, Pictures of the Temple.
Ayutthaya Province, Page 41, Wat Chedi Sri Suriyothai, Ayutthaya, Thailand, Pictures of the Temple.
Ayutthaya Province, Page 41, Wat Chedi Sri Suriyothai, Ayutthaya, Thailand, Pictures of the Temple.
Ayutthaya Floating Market, Page 1 Introduction to the Market