Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai is the memorial to Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai, the Thai heroine in the Ayutthaya Period. She was the queen of Somdej Phra Mahajakrapat, the king of Ayutthaya which reigned when he was 36.
After King Somdej Phra Mahajakrapat reigned in 1948 A.D. for 7 months, Phra Chao Tabenchaveti, king of Burma, moved his troops to beat Ayutthaya to revenge for the former unsuccessful beat of Chiengkran town in the reign of King Chairajathirat.


Memorial of Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai

In the first battle, King Somdej Phra Mahajakrapat would lead his troops with his two sons, Prince Phra Ramesuan and Prince Phra Mahinthrathirat on elephants, but Queen Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai was concerned for her husband then she disguised herself as a man in a fighting form and accompanied with them.


Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai

When the Ayutthaya's troops met the front Burmese troops, which led by Phra Chao Phrae, King Somdej Phra Mahajakrapat rode his elephant to fight against Phra Chao Phrae, but his elephant was in collapse so Phra Chao Phrae raised his scythe to cut King Somdej Phra Mahajakrapat, Queen Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai nearby had seen the event, she decided to save her husband by riding her elephant to intervene the fighting. She was killed by the scythe of Phra Chao Phrae on her elephant back. Then their two sons helped them and moved her corpse back.
With her devotion, King Somdej Phra Mahajakrapat constructed a chedi, called Phra Chedi Sisuriyothai at Sobswan Temple, Hualaem district.


The Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai Pavilion


Somdet Phra Sisuriyothai Museum and Phra Nakhon Si Aytthaya Historic City Project Building, 1917 A.D.



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