Among the many beautiful attractions that span across several areas of interest of Thailand, the Thai history and culture stands as one of the most popular attractions of them all. Throughout the nation, in the many cities and towns, Thailand boasts exquisite museums, monuments and study centers; that celebrate, commemorate and research into this rich culture that this nation proudly boasts of. One attraction that delves deep into the history of Thailand is the Ayutthaya Historical Study Center. The Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre is funded by the Japanese Government to further study the history of Ayutthaya during the time that it was the capital of Siam that is in between 1351 till 1756. This was a prominent time during the nation’s history but still further material is being unearthed on the many happening during this important era.
The study center is situated in the Ayutthaya’s city island on Rojana Road and is located in close proximity to one other prominent museum. The Center is a treasure-trove of monuments from the past and has beautifully exhibited on the upper floor of the hall, plenty of artefacts from the era when Ayutthaya ruled the nation. The themes on which the other exhibits are based are of Ayutthaya being a port city and when Ayutthaya was a central state as well as its exquisite traditional village life. There are 3 beautiful models among the exhibits of which the
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the Grand Palace,the Wat Chai Wathanaram and the Elephant Kraal are all monuments that absolutely must not be missed. The entire left wing is more informative than anything else and educates its visitors on the city’s position as an international trading hub. A prominent showcase of all the attractions of Ayutthaya are exhibited in the central state and if you want a glimpse of the typical lifestyle during the Ayutthayan era, visit the right wing which has a fantastic model of a rural village.
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Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.