thai chronicles: ruins of ayutthaya

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.