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16 Nov, 2014

Ayutthaya makes list of 16 Greatest Cities In Human History

AYUTTHAYA, 15 November 2014 (NNT) – Ayutthaya has been selected as one of the Greatest Cities in Human History in a ranking compiled by businessinsider.com, according to an official.

According to the deputy governor of Ayutthaya Weerawut Putraserani, Ayutthya has been listed as the 13th of the 16 Greatest Cities in Human History by businessinsider.com.

This ranking lists greatest cities in a certain period of time that brought about transition from one era to another in degrees of culture, arts, architecture, trading, agriculture, food distribution, the size of forts, and disasters.

The list mentioned that Ayutthaya had been the capital of Siam for 417 years. It was an international trading center surrounded by the Pa Sak river, the Chao Phraya river, and the Lopburi river. The location for the old capital today is at the Ayutthaya historical park in the Ayutthaya province.

Other cities include Tokyo, New York, Baghdad and Rome. Tokyo was selected from the fact that it is the economic epicenter of Japan. New York is considered as a metropolis of the future. Iraq’s capital Baghdad was included because of its central role during Islam’s golden age. Italy’s Rome was the sprawling city that fed its own people and surrounding cities in the Mediterranean.