At only 80 km north of Bangkok stands the 2nd capital city of the Kingdom of Siam. Between 14th and 18th centuries Ayutthaya was one of the most glorious and flourishing city in the region. It was on a circular shape island that king U-Thong followed by its successors quickly built numbers of Temples and Palaces. Many trades with foreign countries took place in late 16th till the end of 18th century, the fall of Ayutthaya in front of the Burmese. Today about a hundred historical sites are listed and restored. The ancient city is now registered as a cultural heritage of the UNESCO world heritage.