Ayutthaya, full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is a primeval capital and contemporary city in the Central plains of Thailand, located 85 km north of Bangkok. Ayutthaya is a cluster of ancient relics dating to 1351, and the old temples, monasteries, citadels and monuments that stand in diverse stages of devastation. Loads of Buddha figurines, including a 39-foot-long slouching Buddha, can be witnessed in the temples. Originated around 1350, Ayutthaya was established as the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. All through the centuries, the idyllic place between China, India and the Malay Archipelago made Ayutthaya the commerce capital of Asia and even the world. The Ayutthaya Historical Study Center is a pit stop for people who are keen to learn about the temples and their history.