Sights & Attractions
Phra Nakhon Si AyutthayaOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.30 - 04.30
Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai
Category : Other religious & spiritural sites, Historical Sites & Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials
Attraction Details :
This pagoda is situated at the original site of the Rear Palace, in the west of the city. It is a memorial to Somdet Phra Suriyothai, who was the royal consort of Phra Mahachakkaraphat and the first heroine in Thai history. When the Burmese army intruded in 1548, Somdet Phra Suriyothai, clad in a warrior's suit, interrupted the fighting between the King and Phrachao Prae of Burma and was cut to death. Her death saved Ayutthaya from another attack from the Burmese.