One in a series of pictures taken on a visit to Ayutthaya historical park from Bangkok.
The Ayutthaya historical park covers a large part of the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The city was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and was the capital of the country until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767.
In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began working on renovation of some of the ruins. The work became more serious after the area was declared a historical park in 1976. The park was subsequently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
Thirty-five kings ruled the Ayutthaya kingdom during its existence. King Narai (1656 CE to 1688 CE) not only held court in Ayutthaya but also from his palace in the nearby city of Lopburi, from where he ruled 8–9 months in the year.
There are large number of separate sites within the historical park comprising a considerable number of temples, a few intact and still in use, a large number of others have been restored to various degrees, yet others are no longer visible. There is also a visitor centre offering information and guides for touring the park
Further information regarding the park's UNESCO status can be viewed by clicking here.
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lousat (95838) 2013-04-16 0:33
Salut Steph,une composition tres jolie depuis le plus celebre ancien corner pres de Bangkok,j'aime la position decentree' avec l'arbre sur la guache comme une corniche naturelle,parfaict details et couleurs aussi.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-16 2:27
fascinating shot this. Such a rich mixture of elements and such a wonderful setting. Composed and managed superbly so that the ruined temple looks so attractive in amongst the trees. Beautiful!
Regards - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2013-04-16 3:30
That is a very beautiful ruin, and it does look truly ancient. Really nice composition to have depth afforded by the tree, and the building itself at a perfect part of the frame. This looks like a wonderful place, ruins are my favoutire subject, so I would be a very happy man in a place like this!
Thanks for sharing
manrezaei (1749) 2013-04-16 3:52
Very nice place. Very well framed the details. The clarity, colors and sharpness well managed. Well done.
Royaldevon (41770) 2013-04-16 4:13
You have given us some interesting notes to accompany the photograph.
The ruins are beautiful and so different in appearance from anything we would find locally. You have used a fine diagonal approach in you composition, which leads naturally from left to right and give a good understanding of the context of the ruin.
Have a lovely day,
Yippee, it's warm at last!
Nicou (148412) 2013-04-16 5:12
Avec le bel arbre quelle vue sur ce temple superbe cpatage et image il est de la même granderu que l'arbre le rendu dans les tons est merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (85977) 2013-04-16 5:19
Je me souviens bien de cet endroit et surtout de voir la différence entre les monuments du nord et ceux du sud. J'aime bien le cadrage ainsi que le point de vue, mais la texture du monument à quelque chose de bizarre.
pierrefonds (69763) 2013-04-16 7:23
The trees are framing well the temple. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the temple. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colopurs. Have a nice day.
saxo042 (37966) 2013-04-16 8:06
Interesting building and note. A very good depth in the picture and very attractive and harmonic colours.
Fis2 (103874) 2013-04-16 9:10
A very curious object.
I like delikate colors and composition.
Cricri (123700) 2013-04-16 10:55
Un site intéressant, magnifique que j'ai beaucoup aimée de visitée, belle vue du monument entre les arbres, la texture et ces couleurs , très belle présentation
dkmurphys (62789) 2013-04-16 12:45
Impressive ancient monument. I like the POV and the atmosphere. Well seen.
carlo62 (53216) 2013-04-17 5:36
semplice ed efficace composizione, ogni cosa al posto giusto.
Un monumento splendido, ben fotografato e ben proposto.
rogerl (1632) 2013-04-17 5:40
Stephen, beautifully seen. The trees and the people at right provide a good sense of scale, and the colors on this temple are still interesting and must have been beautiful when it was in better shape. I might have cropped a bit out on the left, where it looks like there's a work area. Great shot.
Graal (103038) 2013-04-17 8:28
interesting photo and informations. Attractive for touristes ruins of temple in the park. Well presentation.
Have a nice evening.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (104679)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-16 0:30