Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai : Ayutthaya, Thailand

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This pagoda is situated at the original site of the Rear Palace, in the west of the city.

It is a memorial to Somdet Phra Suriyothai, who was the royal consort of Phra Mahachakkaraphat and the first heroine in Thai history.

When the Burmese army intruded in 1548, Somdet Phra Suriyothai, clad in a warrior’s suit, interrupted the fighting between the King and Phrachao Prae of Burma and was cut to death. Her death saved Ayutthaya from another attack from the Burmese.

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Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai : Ayutthaya, Thailand

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  1. Asia Travel Gate September 14, 2017

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