Ayutthayan Economy and Lifestyle Part 2

Ayutthayan kings continually strengthened the Thai relations with China originally fostered by Sukhothai’s KingRamkam-haeng. Successive Ayutthayan kings sent tributary gifts to the Ming court (1368-1644) and acquired important trade privileges in return. Ayutthaya imported Chinese silks, satin and ‘blue and white’ porcelain, a vibrant trade judging by the porcelain-laden, sunken