Photographer's Note

When you are in a place like Ayutthaya, you run the risk of running into one Buddha statue or the other at almost every street corner. The erstwhile Thai capital is steeped in rich history. The kingdom of Ayutthaya was a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. King Ramathibodi I founded Ayutthaya as the capital of his kingdom in 1350. It used to be one of the richest cities in Asia exporting rice, animal skins, ivory, etc. In 1767, Burma invaded Siam, totally destroying Ayutthaya and ending the era of the proud nation of Siam.
This Buddha is from Wat Worachetha Ram, not one of the main wats in this City of Wats. It is close to the famous Reclining Buddha and certainly worth a visit. I didn't find a picture of Wat Worachetha on Trekearth, this is probably the first. The place hasn't seen much restoration or preservation but it has a rustic charm of its own.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
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