Suphan Buri serves up history from old Siam
Known as an ancient walled city, Suphan Buri became part of the Angkor-based Khmer empire in the 11th century, the Sukhothai state in the 13th century, and the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 14th century.
During the Ayutthaya Kingdom, the city was a historically important border town that was at the front lines of many conflicts. In 1592, the legendary elephant battle between the Thai King Naresuan the Great and the crown prince of Burma took place in Suphan Buri. In more modern times, this rich cultural legacy is evident in most attractions and temples around the province, including its National Museum,