Queen Suriyothai was a royal consort during the 16th century Ayutthaya period. She is famous for having given up her life in order to save her husband, King Maha Chakkraphat in a battle during the Burmese-Siamese War of 1548. This patriotic monument, unveiled in 1995, is situated about six kilometres northwest of Ayutthaya Historical Park. The focus is the giant statue of a war elephant with King Maha Chakkraphat on its back. He is guarded by four Siamese soldiers. The monument is in the middle of a lake which is a popular recreational site at the weekend for Thai families. During the week you will probably have the place to yourself.
Map showing location of The Queen Suriyothai Monument in Ayutthaya:
GPS Coordinates: 14.384280, 100.526277
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