Atthuya, once the capital of Thailand, had a magnificent temple and royal palace. In the 1300s, the Burmese sacked Atthuya, and later, the monarchy moved the capital to Bangkok, a more easily defendable site. Thai people now refer to the ruins in Atthuya as the Ancient City. We spent a morning in this city, walking through the ruins, up and down the stairs of chedis, gazing from the top of such chedis at the expanisve grounds. The ruins, as impressive as they are, only hint at what once was a temple and palace far more grand, far more impressive than the temple and royal palace in Bangkok. I walked through the Ancient City in awe, and often dumbfounded. And so I offer these photos of Atthuya, The Ancient City, with no further words.