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Thanya Buri History, Thailand


Thanya Buri is an exotic destination where tourists can enjoy picturesque locations to a large extent. This city is a beautiful combination of cultural reminiscences and hi-tech advancements. That is why this city has become one of the favorite destinations for vacationers across the world. From shopping to night life, to scenic locations, everything is simply mind blowing about Thanya Buri.  

History of Thanya Buri

Thanya Buri was the 3rd capital of the nation Thailand from 1767-1782 during the reign of Ayutthaya king. At that time, this city was known as Thonburisrimahasamut and town centers were located on both the banks of the stream Chao Phraya.   

King Chairajathirat of this province had built a canal around 8 to 10 meters wide which was shortcut linking Siriraj hospital and royal temple known as Wat Rakhgkositaram. The strength of current eroded canal in a bad way and to cope up with the problem, the river was made narrower as well as two canals were built with the name Bangkok Nai and Bangkok Yai.  

In terms of archaeology, the town center of this city was an old community hall situated at the old mansion. This was regarded as gateway to the town and was well known with the name of “Tha Khanon”. This center was primarily a port where tax was collected from the entire kingdom.

In the year 1665, king Narai commanded to build a fort, known as Vichaiprasit at mount of canal Yai. This was constructed as well as designed by the French engineers and architects. After death of the king, Phra Phetraja succeeded the throne and demolished the citadel completely.   

In the year 1767, Ayutthaya was attacked and thereafter conquered by the Burman people successively second time. Nevertheless, king Taksin again attained the freedom of the kingdom within 6 to 7 months. But, as he found the capital Ayutthaya completely damaged, he moved in order to set up a new capital.  

In 1782, king Taksin died and thereafter King RamaI overtook the dynasty and moved it to the banks of river Chao Phraya. The neighboring provinces were Nonthaburi, Nakorn Pathom and Samutprakran.

The tropical weather of Thanya Buri was hot as well as humid and that is why it was apt for agriculture. As the soil was suitable for orchid’s cultivation, this fruit was grown in massive scale and exported to the neighboring kingdoms.  

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