Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|Su san farang, Bangkok en||2019||70.1km||site_izi|
|Wat Nong Bua Yai||2019||79.8km||site_ao|
|The Bangkok High-Rise Shaped Like a Massive Animal||2019||58.1km||site_ao|
|The Bangkok Pig Shrine||2019||66.9km||site_ao|
|The Abandoned Bangkok Mansions||2019||80.9km||site_ao|
|Wat Phai Rong Wua||2018||47.9km||site_ao|
|A Valhalla of Vintage Collectibles in Bangkok||2017||61.7km||site_ao|
|School for the Blind||1970||64.5km||site_brutalism|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.