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 (68585) 2013-04-17 0:27
Salut Steph.Il avait un peu froid le vieu Buddha? Eheeheh....pas de chance pour le voir au complet mais une excellente opportunite' pour une photo originale et differente,parfaite choix de la prise de vue pour creer cette perspective diagonale,excellents details et couleurs aussi.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
manrezaei (1833) 2013-04-17 0:46
Splendid yellow color. Excellent focus, clarity and lights you captured. Very well done.
Nicou (111365) 2013-04-17 1:39
comme il est recouvert de ce tissu jaune quelle vue de ce boudha quel cadrage recchercé et parfait, super compo.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (17253) 2013-04-17 2:19
beautiful colours in this, I have never before seen this Buddha in repose with the material covering it like a blanket like this. Very nicely done to capture this scene without any people in it too. Love the chosen angle as well.
All the best
Sergiom (50636) 2013-04-17 5:12
On dirait que quelqu'un lui a mis une couverture pour le protéger du froid durant l'hiver. Cette couleur est approprié car il ressemble ainsi au bouddha couché de Bangkok.
amaryllis (32847) 2013-04-17 5:41
excellent cette photo de ce buddha recouvert de ce tissu orange, un lieu de recueillement et une note intéressante
belle série sur ce pays
timecapturer (41862) 2013-04-17 6:00
an amazing place and Buddha. What makes this so fascinating is the yellow bed sheet. Just having a nap under the trees. An original and captivating image. Wonderful.
Regards - Brian.
Fis2 (79806) 2013-04-17 6:24
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (24342) 2013-04-17 8:08
I am mystified.
Is the Buddha in a state of repair and being protected from the elements or is the cloth a sign of respect?
From the attitude, I would suspect that the statue is intended to be in a horizontal position.
It is a massive statue. I am always amazed by the skills of ancient craftsmen.
I like the way you have included the hanging branches for depth, for shadow details and almost a shade for the Buddha.
My warm regards,
tedesse (24716) 2013-04-17 11:33
Interesting image showing statue of Buddha lying down. Excellent POV and composition, very well done picture.
dkmurphys (44657) 2013-04-17 13:02
Nice capture of this scene. Natural everyday moment, I like the idea.
Have a good night.
SnapRJW (27068) 2013-04-18 3:23
Hello Stephen - I love the way you have captured the lines and detail of the reclining Buddha beneath the draped cloth. The folds in the cloth are well defined and look so typical of temple illustrations one sometimes see of such Reclining Buddhas. I like that. We spent so little time in Ayutthaya it's nice to see a little more through your eyes. Have a lovely day Rosemary
delpeoples (50695) 2013-04-18 17:01
Hi dear Stephen
A beautiful shot of this iconic Buddha. He has a blanky on, was he cold? ;) Actually the golden colours of the blanket are very striking and as is often the way with the colour yellow, it contrasts beautifully with the sky and was the first thing I noticed in the thumbnail. Nice wide-angle shot to give us an idea of context and scale too.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely Friday
macjake (49328) 2013-04-18 17:58
yes, the famous Reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya :)
I'm wondering, are they doing construction work on it? is that what the yellow/gold covering is for?
when I was here a few years ago it had no such covering.
thanks for this great subject :)
brought a smile to my face :)
Cricri (97031) 2013-04-19 22:10
Une belle présentation de la statue du buddha couché recouvert d'un tissu jaune/or, netteté et couleurs tout comme le cadrage sont excellent
wolf38 (29818) 2013-04-20 22:21
Hi Stephen. This type of reclining Buddha can be admired in many parts of Asia. The special is always the size of the figure. Interesting as always, is the detailed text to the photo.
adidas5nb (4007) 2013-04-22 3:46
interesting and unusual frame.great colors.