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          Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. Ayutthaya was Thailand's capital. It was sacked by the burmese invadars.
          The magnificent ruins of the old city still remains while have been recently restored.
          Archaeological excavations are still underway at many sites.
          It has been includes in the Unesco list of World Heritage sites since December 13, 1991.


          The Bang Pa-In Summer Palace consists of many buildings built in unique contrasting architectural styles. Thai, Chinese, Italian and Victorian styles are predominant.
          The most well known building is the Thai pavillion in the center of a small lake. It is regarded by many as one of the finest examples of classic Thai architecture.


          Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center at Bang Sai.
          The Center is located in Amphur Bang Sai. This center shows a good glimpse of the typical farmer's life and how their arts & crafts are produced.
          The center is under the Promotion of SUPPORT(Supplementary Occupations and related Techniques.
          It was established under Royal Patronage on July 21, 1976.


          This park is located in the vicinity of Tombon Bang Pu Mai, Amphur Muang at Km 33.5 off Sukhumwit Rd.
          It houses replicas of important place of worship from various provinces. Some are miniaturized and some are of actual sizes. It is also considered a center of folk arts and their culture. {Click on the picture for close look}


          The temple of the Emerald Buddha is a popular city landmark.
          Visitors appriciate the unique features of this place.
          The palace and The Royal Chapel are in the same compound surrounded by high walls. Photography inside the building housing the Emerald Buddha is forbidden. {Click on the picture for close look}


          The Temple of Dawn - Wat Arun - is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. It can be reached either by road or by boat.
          The most attractive structure in this temple is the 79 meter high pagoda. The most beautiful view of the temple can be seen from the Bangkok side of the river at sunset. {Click on the picture for close look}

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