Queen Suriyothai Monument

Queen Suriyothai Monument

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.

Queen Suriyothai Monument

Queen Suriyothai Monument

Queen Suriyothai Monument

Map showing location of  The Queen Suriyothai Monument in Ayutthaya:

GPS Coordinates: 14.384280, 100.526277

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