A.D. King Intharachathirat passed away. His two sons, Chao Aye
Phraya who reigned over Suphanburi, and Chao Yi Phraya who reigned
over Sanburi, met in battle as each desired the throne. This
took place at the approach to the Pa-Than bridge and ended with
the death of both sons. A third son, Chao Sam Phraya came down
from Phitsanulok and acceded to the throne where upon he declared
his intention to organize a funeral for his father and his two
brothers. Afterwards he ordered the building of a wat, namely
Wat Ratchaburana, at the site of the cremation and at the place
where his brothers fought and died he had two chedis created
in which to keep their ashes.
This compound is located on Rochana Road and is a National
Research Institute devoted to the study of Ayutthaya,
Though founded in 1369, the ruins of Wat Phra Ram date mostly
from its restoration in the 15th century.
Wat RatburanaKing Borom Rachathirat II (Chao Sam Phraya) built
a temple on the site where his two elder brothers were cremated.
Front Palace National Museum
Chankasem Palace was built during the reign of King Maha Thammaraja,
the 17th King of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya.
Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai
This pagoda is situated at the original site of the Rear Palace,
in the west of the city.
This monastery is over a kilometer behind Wat Suanluangsopsawan
adjacent to Wat Worachettharam.
This monastery is located to the south of the river bank opposite
the city island. Constructed in the area where King U-Thong
and his subjects first migrated in order to establish the
This village is located in Tambon Samphao Lom, on the west
bank of the Maenam Chao Phraya to the south of the city.
Elephant Kraal Pavilion
The Pavilion, utilized as the royal
seat to witness the elephant round up, is situated north of
the city island. In the past wild elephants would be trained
here to become war or transport animals.
Bang Pa-in Summer Palace
A few miles down the Maenam Chao Phraya from Ayutthaya is
the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.