|INTERACTIVE HISTORICAL MAPS
|Ayutthaya Historical Research created a number of Interactive Historical Maps of Ayutthaya indicating the positions of old Buddhist monasteries
and other ancient structures from the Ayutthayan era. At present there are 3 interactive maps. The AHR Interactive Historical Map shows the
positions of all known Buddhist monasteries within the District of Ayutthaya. The PBR Interactive Historical Map shows the positions of the
Buddhist monasteries, surveyed by Phraya Boran Rachathanin (PBR) in the early 20th century. The 1850 Interactive Historical Map shows the
positions of the Buddhist monasteries, surveyed in the mid-19th century likely in the reign of King Rama IV.
Under you will find the interactive historical maps which point out the positions of Buddhist monasteries in the Ayutthaya area. Hovering over an icon
will give you basic information over the monastery in that location, while clicking an icon will lead you to its web page. If some icons fail, please
inform us via mail (see tab "Contact Us").
On a low speed Internet connection, the upload of the interactive maps can be slow.
|The AHR Interactive Historical map shows the
positions of all known Buddhist monasteries within the
District of Ayutthaya.
The map indicates locations of monasteries vanished
in time; brick mounds, the rumble of destroyed
temples; ruins and temples remained active or
reactivated after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767.
|The PBR Interactive Historical map shows the
positions of the Buddhist monasteries, researched by
Phraya Boran Rachathanin (PBR) in the early 20th
century. The map dates from 1926, and is as thus
more than 80 years old.
Phraya Boran Rachathanin realized a tremendous
historical work on the old city of Ayutthaya. The man
deserves a statue in Ayutthaya for his research
activities, at a time when the word "archaeologist" was
hardly known on the world stage. In fact we could
even say that Ayutthaya became a World Heritage
City thanks to his legacy.
|The mid-19th Century Interactive Historical map
shows the positions and ancient names of the Buddhist
monasteries in Ayutthaya, drafted in the reign of King
Rama IV around 1850. The map as thus is close to
160 years old.
The drafter of this map started likely his survey of
temples, forts, landings and other structures from the
northern side of Ayutthaya and the map as thus is
orientated to the south instead of the north. This map
is still in study by AHR and an evaluation of it will be
published on site at a later stage.