Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thailand: Ayutthaya

Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. The card shows temple of Buddha, Wat Chai Wattanaram, in water during the worst floods in November, 2011. It lies on banks of river Cho Pharaya river.

Thanks to Nina.

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