Phra Nakhorn Si Ayutthaya
Phra Nakhorn Si Ayutthaya Province
January 2, 2023
“Dress-up Day” at Wat Chai Wattanaram
After he read one of my recent posts, a friend in Bangkok wrote, “I learned something.” A comment like this is most rewarding. The goals for my website have always been “To Entertain, To Educate, To Encourage.”
On my return trip to Ayutthaya, I also decided to learn something. I carefully read the guide in the hotel lobby. Here is a bit of history:
“Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 following a smallpox epidemic that ravaged the neighboring city of Lopburi. According to the Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya, King U-Thong and his troops trekked for days before arriving at a river. On the other side they found an island surrounded by rice fields and three merging rivers. The king established his new capital there.