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Sukhothai and Ayuthaya

Sukhothai and Ayutthaya

The Sukhothai Kingdom was short-lived. It lasted just a little longer than one hundred years. During this time, the Sukhothai kings were effective and kind. They did not levy heavy taxes on their people, and they strived to improve their lives.

 

Sukhothai Kingdom Ruins

Then, in 1350 A.D., a prince named Ramathibodi overthrew the government of Sukhothai and founded a new kingdom which he named Ayutthaya.

Ramathibodi set up his capital in the location of the present day city of Bangkok, the modern day capital of Thailand. Ayutthaya thrived for over 400 years, during which it became an important center for Hindu and Buddhist worship and thought.