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“Covered in wraps and scaffolding”

Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

She was an awesome queen, but until the restoration is finished, there's no need to stop by here unless you are literally passing right by it.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Most people just admire this monument from across the river or drive by it, but if you park and walk around the well manicured grounds it is quite impressive. Some people go to pay respect to the spirit of the late queen who was regarded as a martyr. No entry ticket to pay here and some good photo ops

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

A very interesting story behind this Chedi, indeed a brave and courageous lady.
During Ayutthaya period, Somdet Phra Maha Chakkraphat (The King) reigned the kingdom and had Somdet Phra Sri Suriyothai as his wife. The Burmese army surrounded Ayutthaya by using the invasion route via the Three Pagodas Pass from Kanchanaburi to the west, and then to the capital Ayutthaya. The King mounted his war elephant in preparation for battle. Somdet Phra Sri Suriyothai (the Queen) was so worried that she dressed in military attire and followed them on a war elephant. When the Ayutthaya army had faced the vanguard of the Burmese army , Somdet Phra Maha Chakkraphat (The King) engaged the enemy but the elephant charged away from the enemy. Somdet Phra Sri Suriyothai, therefore, charged ahead between the King and the Viceroy to block his pursuit and was fatally injured. Whenever the Burmese saw that it was a lady killed in battle they stopped.
One of the very few chedi’s to evade damage from the earthquake so stands immaculately beside the chao phraya river. The area beside is a beautiful garden.Do check out the museum on the opposite side to the garden but unfortunately there is only Thai script but nice to look at anyway.

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Located on the 'island' of Ayutthaya by the river not far from the bridge to Wat Chai Wattanaram, this chedi was erected in memory of a royal consort in the 16th century, who in warrior's disguise wanted to help her husband and died in battle against the Burmese.
There is a beautiful little park surrounding the chedi.

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Reviewed 1 November 2015

I thing, there's only one queen in the world who dress up like king and rode on the Elephant to the combat field.

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