i spent my third day in bangkok visiting the ruins of ayutthaya kingdom. it took me almost an hour by taxi to reach the place, a slight rainfall started but that did not stop me to continue walking around.
ayutthaya was a siamese kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. i wonder how it looked like before, surely it was majestic.
all that remains of the old city are some impressive ruins of the royal palace. but still, these structures made of red stone speaks out of the richness of their past.
the most photographed sandstone buddha’s head enmeshed in the fig tree trunks.
the ruins of the historic city of ayutthaya have been listed by the UNESCO as a world heritage site.
wow that’s awesome. i like ruins too! there is something mysterious about them, it’s really inviting. oh rob i was wondering, you’ve been to monasteryo de tarlac right? do you think you can give me directions on how to go? what can you see if you go there? i was thinking of going and i thought about you.
.. pm, it’s in brgy. lubigan in san jose tarlac. from hacienda luisita you can ask around (o di ba pinasa ko sa mga tao run ang tanong mo, hehe – actually di ko kabisado e, pero alam ng mga taga tarlac yung way). pero kung public transpo, wala yatang umaakyat na pampasaherong sasakyan paakyat dun e.
.. we actually visit the monasterio for the mass (10:00 am if i remember it correctly), then there is this statue of the risen christ plus don’t forget to get some rosaries that you can buy for yourself and your loved ones.
.. you should come visit, very solemn yung place. 🙂
thanks rob i want to go, makapag cleanse 😆 kelan yung mass? everyday meron at 10?
.. none on thursdays before, may construction kasi sila na ongoing noon. pero tagal ko na pumunta, okay na yun most likely. yeah punta ka, next uwi ko ayain ko uli parents ko umakyat sa monasterio.
nice photos! i especially like the last one. the ruins remind me of ilocos’ old churches, i mean mukhang same materials used a.k.a. pretty bricks. blogged about it here – http://saylala.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/a-recipe-for-old-churches/.
.. thanks for checking my blog ayla! yeah pansin ko nga, lalo na yung bell tower sa sta. maria sa ilocos sur ano.
di ko pa rin ma-gets pano nila natayo ‘tong mga ‘to with egg whites, sugarcane syrup and limestone. siyempre inassume ko na same materials ginamit bilang magkamukha sila. plus maraming pawis, luha, at dugo siguro.
.. toxic di ba?! ilang itlog ang binasag at ilang tubo ang pinitpit! hehe.
wow! ganda. tama ka, i also imagine how grand it would have been during its time! buti naprepreserve nila yan ano? (at buti wala pang mga “informal settlers” na tumitira dyan. hehe!)
.. informal settlers! parang common sa atin yan, grace! haha.
.. inabot daw ng floodwaters yan grace nung binagyo bangkok. pero nabasa ko nalinis na nila uli.
wow nice place lalo na yung nasa puno na parang may buddha na mukha.. one day I’ll come to visit that place.. i love going to places.. 🙂
.. hi jen! so you’re an iccu nurse from amman jordan?! one of my dream destinations is petra! you are so lucky being there! 🙂
now i know what i missed. based sa kwento mo, you enjoyed your visit here the most.
kelan ang HK series? Ü
.. kahit basa ako sa ulan dyan chyng, i did enjoyed it (wala kasi akong magic payong gaya mo, haha!).
.. ang short hk series, wala pa e. baka tatlong posts lang yun. 😀
i was just watching this on cable. rich history. the ayutthaya empire was grand until they were invaded by the burmese.
when are you travelling again in south east asia. sama naman kami next time!
.. i’m thinking about going to indonesia by march on my next days off, sama kayo ng chowchow mo na si appa?! 😀
the weather is apparent but nevertheless you took stunning photos.
getting better and better! 🙂
.. buti nga doc di ganoon kalakas yung ulan nun, kundi sayang yung visit ko.
.. idol ka dyan! settings nga ng sarili ko na camera di ko alam, babalik na ako sa point and shoot next year! haha!