Ayutthaya, whose name means "invincible" in Sanskrit, is not as popular as Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket, but is one of the most visited tourist spots in Thailand.
In his youth, Ayutthaya was an international metropolis at that time competing with famous European capitals. It was a prosperous kingdom neighbor Burma (Myamar Today's) coveted by them, so the Burmese army attacked and burned the town. Today, only remnants of the empire remained as part of what is now known as Ayutthaya Park, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
By Maria Morari
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