The city of Ayutthaya was the capital of a mighty empire that once controlled large parts of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; and was one of the wealthiest cities in the eastern hemisphere during that period.

From ancient crypts that depicts Ayutthaya’s growth as a vibrant trading nation to a unique marital art used in battles to defend the kingdom, see how the golden age of Ayutthaya’s reign until the 18th century still lingers and is revered in Thailand’s rich history, ancient ruins and culinary traditions.

Join Peter Lee, a Singaporean curator, author and scholar as he takes you on his exploration of how Ayutthaya grew into a prosperous trading hub in this documentary presented by Singapore’s Channel News Asia.

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