Ayuthaya was founded around A.D.1350 by a Prince of U-Thong. Ayuthaya was the capital of Thailand, the second Siamese capital after the Sukhothai, until 1767 when it was completely destroyed during the war with the Burmese. The capital was subsequently moved to Thonburi, then Bangkok. Ayuthaya was used to be one of the richest cities in Asia by the 1600s, exporting rice, animal skins, ivory, etc. Nowadays the historical site of Ayuthaya is a UNESCO world heritage center.
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