Ayutthaya was a second capital of Thailand for 417 years with 33 kings. It was founded by King Uthong in 1350 but the city was completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began renovations of the ruins. It was declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. Today Ayutthaya is one of the most famous one day trip from Bangkok.