Ruins of Ayutthaya: There is much more to Thailand than Bangkok and the famous beaches. Kingdom of Ayutthaya is one of those. The Kingdom seem to be influenced by Hinduism and the epic Ramayan and hence been named similar to the sister city of Ayodhaya in India. However, instead of Lord Rama, Buddha seemed to rule the land 🙂
Temple ruins are scattered around and each is a jewel in its own stead. You can sit here and gaze for hours at its beauty. Very few governments are able to keep ruins as ruins and Thailand has done it beautifully.
Its a short drive from Bangkok for those who may just not want to be away from it!!!!!
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This classic picture of a smiling Buddha’s head entwined in the roots of the Banyan tree somehow tells a story on what calmness could be in todays complex world. Other than all other learnings this wise one has left behind, this picture is a living proof. There are many a folklore that surround on this event and none of which can be established. But I understand nature has known how precious this stone head of the wise sage is to have ensured the smile and the serene face is left undestroyed since the 14th century for generations to come.
If you want to see this marvel, please visit Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, Thailand.