Ayutthaya-historical-park

Buddha  Head in Thailand 

Photograph by Stuart Updegrave, My Shot

Inextricably joined with a bodhi tree—the same type of tree under which Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, achieved enlightenment—a Buddha head greets visitors to the ruins of Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya. The temple is part of Ayutthaya Historical Park.

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Indiana Jones and the mysterious head… by B℮n on Flickr.

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Taken by Piotr Gaborek
Via Flickr:
The head of Buddha taken by the nature in the ruins of Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Historic City of Ayutthaya, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thailand by ollygringo on Flickr.

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Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, located within the old Royal Palace grounds, is believed to have been the most important temple of the ancient Siamese capital city of Ayutthaya.

The three giant Chedi were constructed between 1492 and 1533 as burial monuments to store the ashes of the Kings Borom Trailokanat, Boromracha III and Ramathibodi II.

Ayutthaya was sacked by invading Burmese forces in April 1767. The Phra Sri Sanphet monastery was burned to the ground and all but the chedis were completely destroyed.

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Indiana Jones and the mysterious head… by B℮n on Flickr.

the Buddha in the tree

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Visions of Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya Historical Park image URL here.  Photo taken September 28, 2003.

Ayutthaya Historical Park image URL here.  Photo taken on December 9, 2006.

Wat Mongkhon Bophit image URL here.  Photo taken on December 9, 2006.

Wat Mongkhon Bophit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site image URL here.  Photo taken on December 9, 2006.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet image URL here.  Photo taken on December 8, 2006.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet image URL here.  Photo taken on December 9, 2006.

Crocodile farm show in Thailand image URL here.  Photo taken on September 19, 2008.  I’m unsure why this image is included in the collection – Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo is located in Bangkok.

Ayutthaya Sights

All of the following photos were taken on September 1, 2012.  However, no description was offered for any of the scenes.

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The ruins are most likely those at Ayutthaya Historical Park, but as you can see from this map of the ruins, it is a little more difficult discerning just which river is being depicted.