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A city of south-central Thailand on an island in the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok. It was founded c. 1350 and was the capital of a Siamese kingdom until 1767, when it was destroyed by the Burmese.


(Placename) a city in S Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River: capital of the country until 1767; noted for its canals and ruins. Pop (province): 727 300 (2000). Also called: Ayudhya or Ayuthia


(ɑˈyu tɑ yɑ)

a city in central Thailand, on the Chao Phraya: former national capital. 47,189.
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He was welcomed by mainly Grand Chamberlain of the Bureau of the Royal Household Dr Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya.
That (weight issues) is normal with Marlon,' said Salud, baring that a few days before Tapales' fight against Pungluang Sor Siryu in Ayuthaya, Thailand, last July, the 25-year-old southpaw was still five pounds over the limit.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Rojana Power has been providing electricity to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, factories within the Rojana Industrial Park where it is located, as well as the local Ayuthaya province since 1996.
Nok Iang" was Phloen Phromdaen's personal brand, while "Nok Kaeo" and "Nok Khun Thong" (magpie) appear to have been "co-operative brands" in which a wide range of songwriters--including Suraphon and his younger brother Jinda as well as Phloen, Jiu Phijit, Bunsom Ayuthaya and Phaithun Kaikaeo--shared.
The tour will include stops in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Pattaya and Ayuthaya, taking in famed sights such as the Golden Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, the beaches of Coral Island and the Peak views of Hong Kong.
Contrary to Listopad's assertion, this reviewer maintains that the large stucco images at Sukhothai and Sri Satchanalai Historical Parks were made in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when these cities came under the suzerainty of Ayuthaya.
Some of the late seventh century reports of a coup in Ayuthaya that mention a rebellious Patanian queen (Raja Ungu) seem to refer to events that occurred much earlier in that century and which were also recorded in the Hikayat and confirmed by European sources.
7bn deal involving the majority purchase of stake in Bank of Ayuthaya by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
CRUISES * RIVER KWAI: Voyages Jules Verne (0845 166 7035) offers 14-night Thailand cruise to Bangkok and the ancient kingdoms of Ayuthaya and Sukothai with River Kwai cruise from pounds 1,995, incl Thai Airways return flights ex-Heathrow June 28, ranging to pounds 2,495 from December 13.
The Burmese sacked the Siamese capital of Ayuthaya in 1767.
Among the 16 provinces are place popular with tourists such as Ayuthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Chonburi.
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit Which roughly translated is: The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayuthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.