After floating market and elephant camp, we headed to Ayutthaya which is about 2.5 hours drive from Bangkok. Once the capital of Siam and regarded as the greatest city in Asia, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city was founded in 1350, and the people was advanced and powerful till in 1767 when it was destroyed by the rampaging Burmese armies. They destroyed most parts of the city.
Wat Mahathat, these red temples speak of decadent times of yore. The most photographed image in Ayutthaya must be the Buddha head that set within the intertwining roots of a fig tree.
the famous Buddha head
Yours truly posing at the Wat where at the back sat a Buddha statue
Most statues are headless as ruined in the past
A slightly slanted structure
The remains of the Wat
A very warm afternoon. So aren't I glad that I bought a straw hat from the floating market and ate "Ais Potong". 3 flavours to choose from; coconut, red bean and durian but guess what flavour I choose?? *wink*