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Ayutthaya: A Trading City


Posted on Jan 24, 2014

At its peak in the 17th century the city of Ayutthaya was the largest in the world with a population of over 1 million. It was a rich, cosmopolitan city at the centre of an empire that got rich through trade rather than war. Ayutthaya is located 50 miles up the Chao Phraya River north of Bangkok, (which wasn’t founded until after the fall of Ayutthaya). Ships could sail up the river to the city. The city had trade links with...

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