Thailand 2013 - The Temples
UL) The Buddha Head in Wat Mahathat. Wat Mahathat was part of Ayutthaya, the old capital of Thailand. In the latter half of 17th century, most of the temples were destroyed during the invasion of the Burmese army. It is still a mystery, however, how the buddha’s head ended up entangled in the trunk of the banyan tree.
UR) Wat Ya Chaimongkon is also part of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. It also houses one of the many reclining Buddhas which I was able to venerate by lighting an incense and sticking a piece of gold on its foot.
LL) Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha is one of the modern temples founded in the 18th century. As you can see, the architecture is different from the previous temples which were part of Ayutthaya.
LR) The Bang Pa-In Palace or the Summer Palace is also one of the modern palaces built during the late 1800s. It is definitely a place to visit before taking a trip to the old temples of Ayutthaya.