Photographer's Note

Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 AD by King U Thong "who went there to escape a smallpox outbreak" and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom. Its population grew rapidly and it became known as the "Venice of the East." The city was destroyed in 1767 by the Burmese army "resulting in the collapse of the kingdom." The ruins of the old city are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, shown here (thanks to Wikipedia).

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  • Copyright: Eugene Ward (geneward2) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 80] (696)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-02-08
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-05-08 14:23
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