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  Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai

       Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai is located in Ko Muang to the west.  It is one
of the most important monuments within the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Historical Park, because it is not only the memorial for the first heroine in
in Thai history,but also a proof of honour that ancient Thai society gave
to Thai women. In 1548,only 7 months after being crowned as king he
was challenged by a Burmese attack under the supervision of Phrachao
Tabeng Chaweti and his warlord,Burengnong.The Burmese army intruded
The Burmese army intruded into the kingdom through the Three Pagoda
Pass in Kanchanaburi and came to set up military camps around the
royal compond. During the fighting on elephant back,
Phra Mahachakkaraphat was in a lethal danger. Phra Si Suriyothai, clad
in a warrior's suit, interrupted the fighting with the intention to provide
assistance for her husband. She rode her elephant in the way of
Pharachao Prae, a Burmese commander, and was cut to death by his
sword. After the end of the war, Phra Mahachakkraphat arranged a
funeral and established the cremation site to be a temple named
"Wat Sopsawan".
       In the reign of King Rama V, there was a quest for the historical sites
as mentioned in the Royal Chronical. The exact location of Wat Sopsawan
was identified with a large indented stupa which was renamed by
King Rama VI as Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai. In 1990, the government
assigned the Fine Arts Department and the National Security Command
to restore the chedi,which had deteriorated over time. Fortunately, on
20 May 1990, some antique objects were found such as a white rock
crystal Buddha image in the posture of subduing Mara, a chedi replica,
and a golden reliquary. These ancient objects were brought to be under
the care of the Chao Sam Phraya National Museum.
  King Naresuan Memorial
      King Naresuan Memorial is the project instigated under her Majesty
Queen Sirikit in order to honor King Naresuan the Great of Thailand.
Constructed in the area of Tung Phu Khao Thong, it covers the area of
543 rai, 3 kilometers from the city to the north along Ayutthaya-Pamok
Road. It was built as a memorial to honour King Naresuan the Great as
well as to celebrate the 50th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol
Adulyadej's accession to the throne. The place is also to preserve this
historial site to be a tourist attraction of the city.  The project consists of
the statue of King Naresuan the Great seated on the big horseback,
enshrined on a pedestal made of marble and granite, 11 engraved
  pictures describing the history of the King, King Naresuan Museum
  and a large reservoir that contains 2,000,000 cubic meter of water
  Throughout the area, the green tree garden was set up for recreation.
  Phra Ram Park
        Phra Ram Park or Bueng Phra Ram Park, located at Pratoochai
Sub-district, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district, is full of ancient temples such
as Wat Phra Ram. It is believed to have been constructed before
Ayutthaya period.It was formally called Nong Sa Noh or Bung Chee Khun,
with an area of 274 rai and there are remarkable sacred places.
Phra Thinang Yen is in front of Wat Phra Ram in the east, but the one
we can see nowadays is a new construction (1956). It was originally the
residence of the venerable monk who was the abbot of this temple or might
might be a pavilion for watching folk ? poem singing competition on boats
during the rainy season in those days.
Ayutthaya Maha Prasat is a shrine with three spired roofs connected
together. There are stairs in front and an archway in the rear. It is sided by
an archway connected to Prasart. The Prasart is located on the twelve ?
  indented base, 0.35 metres high. The structure is made of concrete with
  iron. The walls are stucco decorated by stain glasses and guilt. There is a
  statue of King Ramathibodi I (King U - Thong) enshrined on the marble
  pedestal, in which his and five former king's spirits remained.
   
   
   
 
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