History in Ayutthaya
Phranakhon – Si – Ayutthaya or Krung – Si – Ayutthaya or Ayutthaya in short , used to be the capital of Thailand for 417 years. The city was founded by King Rama I (King U – Thong) on April 3 , 1350 and ruled by 33 monarchs until 1767.
After being destroyed in 1767 , the city of Ayutthaya was in bad disarray. It was so severely burned and unsuitable to be the capital any longer. However, Ayutthaya was not abandoned because it was a fertile plain and prosperous for growing rice. Ayutthaya was also the economic and transport center in the region. Around 60 years later, Ayutthaya became a crowded and civilized city. Nowadays, Ayutthaya is the center of the upper - central part of Thailand.