Photo of the day: the glorious ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand

Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya used to be the capital of Siam for more than 400 years. Strategically located at the cross road between China, India and the Malay archipelago, it was the trading capital of Asia, and dazzled European merchants who were praising Ayutthaya as the finest city they had ever seen.

After the Burmese invasions of 1767, Ayutthaya was almost completely destroyed, and today, only the temples made of stone sort of survived until this day. The glorious temples of what used to be the largest city in the world (1 million inhabitants in 1700) remain ruins well worth a visit.

Marcella & Claire

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