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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 venture might start with 3 highways, from Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya to Nakhon Ratchasima; Bang Yai, Nonthaburi to Kanchanaburi; and Patthaya, Chonburi to Map Ta Phut, Rayong.
Next is a ride on a local ferry across the Chao Phraya River from where a cycle route through the fascinating back lanes of the riverside communities leads to the island of Ayutthaya.
Rojana Industrial Park has been running its business for more than 27 years, and runs four industrial parks in Thailand -- namely, Rojana Ayutthaya, Rojana Bankhai (in Rayong province), Rojana Pluak Daeng (in Rayong province), and Rojana Prachinburi.
Police Colonel Panlop Suriyakul na Ayutthaya informed AFP that The Pirate Bay founder will be held for an undisclosed period of time in Bangkok.
He was arrested yesterday evening as he was about to enter Thailand," Colonel Panlop Suriyakulna Ayutthaya, commander of Nong Khai border post, said.
Honda Motor Company (NYSE: HMC)(TYO: 7267), a Japan-based automaker, is decreasing production at the firm's plant in Ayutthaya, Thailand, by around 60 percent.
Former member of parliament Chada Thaiseth, speaking for the farmers gathered in Ayutthaya province, said the farmers had been assured of payment by instalment.
Some 3,921 farmers in Phetchabun, Uthai Thani, Ayutthaya and Prachin Buri provinces will be paid for their 40,000 tons of rice, said Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, Thai caretaker commerce minister after a cabinet meeting Tuesday.
Earlier this year, Thailand's candidate city Ayutthaya was disqualified due to concerns about a lack of government support for the bid.
Teijin Limited has developed a new type of meta-aramid fiber offering what it says is the world's highest level of heat resistance combined with excellent dyeablility, which the company will produce in a facility to be built in Ayutthaya Province, Thailand.
Paris: Battle lines in the race to host World Expo 2020 has narrowed down to four following the disqualification of Thai city of Ayutthaya by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE).