In Pictures: Ayutthaya
For this week's In Pictures we go to Ayutthaya, an ancient city that was once the capital of Siam. We visited the city and the ruins during the food tour of Bangkok. It is about 76 kilometers from the Thai capital.
|Tourists walking along the ruins|
|Phrangs of the ancient temples|
|A hawker sells some food to the locals|
Today it is a bustling city as well as the location of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ruins were what's left of the ancient city after it was overrun by the Burmese. Within the ruins are several Buddhist temples, or wats, a grim testament to the brutal destruction of the city.
Aside from the ancient temples and the statues of Buddha, we also visited the floating market, and I took the time to ride an elephant.
Useful Info: 50 baht park fee is collected from foreigners
|The reclining Buddha in Wat Lokayasutharam|