Ayutthaya is a city in Thailand, approximately eighty kilometers north of Bangkok. It became capital of the Kingdom of Siam, and a wealthy international buying and selling port, from 1350 until razed with the aid of the Burmese in 1767. The ruins of the vintage town now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological website that includes palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. The park is on an island between 3 rivers. Ayutthaya is known as after the city of Ayodhya in India, the birthplace of Rama within the Ramayana; phra is a prefix for a noun concerning a royal man or woman; nakhon designates an vital or capital city; the Thai honorific sri or si is from the Indian term of veneration Sri.
Ayutthaya turned into founded in 1351by King U Thong, who went there to break out a smallpox outbreak in Lop Buri and proclaimed it the capital of his nation, frequently referred to as the Ayutthaya nation or Siam. Ayutthaya have become the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It is expected that Ayutthaya by means of the year 1600 had a population of approximately 300,000, with the population possibly achieving a million around 1700, making it one of the international's biggest cities at that time, whilst it became occasionally known as the "Venice of the East".