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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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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.
For further information on ISF 2014, please contact: ISF 2014,503/23 KSL Tower, 14th Floor Sri Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand Tel.
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.
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.
A further 450m north there is a carved relief of a Buddha footprint, decorated with auspicious symbols, similar to one seen in the AD 1629 Sakyamanaung pagoda at Mrauk-U (Shwe Zan 1995: 81) and sharing elements with Buddha footprints of seventeenth-century Ayuthaya (Di Crocco 2004: Plates 80, 82, 83).
Among the 16 provinces are place popular with tourists such as Ayuthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Chonburi.
Tulanon names Ayuthaya, Thailand, as his birthplace.
He said the coup-makers arrested Deputy Prime Minister Chitchai Wannasathit and Defence Minister Thammarak Isaragura na Ayuthaya, two who are close and loyal to Thaksin, who was away in New York, and that Chitchai agreed to resign.
More than 200 spectators watched prisoners from Ayuthaya, Thailand, take to a muddy field with 10 elephants ridden by drivers from the nearby Ayuthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal.