The Old Palace Resort Accommodations Ayutthaya Thailand

The Old Palace Resort


Golden Area Ayuthaya

City of Queen Suriyothai, who was fighting side on side with her king bravely on elephant back against the brutal invasion of the Burmese. She was deadly wounded in the battle, when she rushed to defend the life of her husband.
Visit the Memorial of this great and honored Queen. The Memorial was built as a symbol of self-sacrificing love.

The Cradle of Thai Food

Here in Ayutthaya the Thai Cuisine as we know it today, was developed and refined to the culinary exquisite standards necessary to be served at the Kings Palace who reigned Thailand until 1767 from out Ayutthaya.

 

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Ayutthaya Temple

The Old Palace Resort Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. No city in Thailand counts more temples and remains of the Golden Siam Age of Thailand (1350-1767) than Ayutthaya. The evidences of the former Thai capital are scattered throughout the city enchanting visitors with their sights. The Chedi Si Suriyothai Pagoda at the river bank is only one of many locations to visit. The golden glow is gorgeous at night. The complex houses a museum worth a visit.

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The most distinctive structure of this temple is the octagonal based, bell shaped Stupa which can be seen from the distance. It was built in 1592 during the reign of King Naresuan the Great, to commemorate his victory over Burma's crown prince. The battle was fought on elephant back at Nong Sarai District, Suphan Buri Province. The temple is a symbol of triumph and pride for every native of Ayutthaya.

The temple is surrounded by a beautiful botanical park with an impressing amount of blooming trees and flowers in all colours and shapes. All is maintained by practicing monks.

Buddha Statue Wat Yai
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Bang Pa Inn Palace
Thewarat Khanlai Gate at Bang Pa-In Palace
18km south of Ayutthaya the kings summer palace is located. The principal entrance to the inner palace is influenced by Corinthian Neo Classicism. The connection between this gate and Warophat Phiman Throne Hall is a bridge called Saphan Ban Klet. Its name derives from the louvered wall dividing the bridge, wich allows only the inhabitants of the inner court to look out.
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History of Ayutthaya
founded on an island embraced by the 3 rivers Chayo Phraya, Lopburi and Pasak in 1351 by King U Thong, Ayutthaya grew to the capital of Thailand with more than 1 million inhabitants in the Golden Age. Located at the trade route India - China, Ayutthaya grew to a very rich and powerful city. In 1767 it was conquered byt the Burmese and destroyed completely.