temple on the grounds at Ayutthaya with a golden statue of Buddha
ruins at Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was sacked and destroyed in 1767 when
the Burmese invaded.
by the ruins
the Burmese attacked and destroyed Ayutthaya they decapitated all
of the statues of Buddha. Today many of the headless Buddha remain
as well as a few with the head intact. The tour guides ask you not
to be tempted to pose your "sweetie," or whoever, behind
one of the headless statues for pictures as it is considered disrespectful.
statues of Buddha at Ayutthaya
of the few intact Buddha
statues at Ayutthaya
modern-day wat on the
grounds at Ayutthaya
statue of Buddha inside the Wat
(left) at Ayutthaya