Monday, February 25, 2013

Buddha In A Bodhi Tree


Almost all of the buddha statues around the ancient Ayutthaya city were looted, mainly by the Burmese when then removed this kingdom from rule. This buddha head was one of the ones lifted, so the story goes, but it got too heavy for the looters, who dropped it as they fled the city. Here it landed, and since then this tree has grown up and around it. Such an enchanting sight, as you enter the grounds of Wat Mahathat.

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