Ayodhya in Thailand-Visit by Indian Delegates

  • Governor of Bihar, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, visited the Ancient City of Ayutthaya in Thailand, named after Lord Ram’s birth city in Ajodhya, India. 
  • The city, founded in 1350, was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom and a center of global diplomacy and commerce. 
  • Located strategically on an island surrounded by three rivers, Ayutthaya was strategically located to prevent attacks by sea-going warships and protect from seasonal flooding. 
  • The city was attacked and razed by the Burmese army in 1767 but remains an extensive archaeological site. 
  • Ayutthaya is home to archaeological treasures, including tall prang (reliquary towers) and Buddhist monasteries. 
  • The Governor highlighted the deep cultural and historic link between the Indian and Thai civilizations and the importance of preserving this cultural heritage. 
  • He called for measures to ensure awareness of this cultural connection and the spread of Indian culture globally.
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