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Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya © Jojie Alcantara

Thailand: Kingdom of Ayutthaya (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

“The historic City of Ayutthaya (1351-1767), was the second capital of a flourishing Siamese Kingdom (Thailand’s old name). For 417 years from the 14th to the 18th centuries, it grew to be one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a most important center of global diplomacy and commerce during its time. It was said to be beautiful, luxurious and fabulous… think wild Paris of ancient history.” (published in SunStar Davao, April 2014)