“Ayudhya was a cosmopolitan and polyglot city where Eastern culture could blend harmoniously with Western culture.”
In its heyday Ayudhya was a powerful polity on the Southeast Asian peninsula. Some Western observers described it as “the most dazzling city between Europe and Cathay”. Ayudhya was a cosmopolitan and polyglot city where Eastern culture could blend harmoniously with Western culture.
The court of Ayudhya was known for its fabled hospitality to foreigners, through its practice of providing property for settlement to diplomatic agents as well as its policy of allowing the practice of different religious beliefs without restraint.