Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thailand Trip Day 4 - Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayuthayya

Continuing from where I left off. Sorry, I've been busy with the Eid-Mubarak week long holidays celebrated in my hometown where internet is deemed a rare luxury. =p

Wat Phutthaisawan is said to be the first temple in which King Ramathibodi I (also known as U-Thong)  lived in before setting up Ayuthayya as the capitol of Siam. (source I, II, III). I believe that on some bulletin post somewhere stated that visitors aren't allowed to climb any of the structures in the temple. I found out later so please forgive my impudence.

So climb I did. To meditate. 
Also within the large crumbling walls of the temple are the golden Buddhas lined up against a wall. It gave me the sense that I was watched with every step i took. LOL.

I have not spotted any electric lights in this area. Maybe it gets pitch dark once night falls and their eyes will  glow? =p
I ventured out to the yard and spotted small pagodas along one end.

On the other side of that white wall is the Chao Phraya River.
And on the other end of the yard is a very big reclining Buddha, just within the building below. Do ignore these boys at the center of this picture. I have no idea why they pose like that. Haha. Influenced from J-dorama perhaps?

A smiling Buddha who escaped the brutalization of the Burmese Army who chopped heads of the other Buddhas around Ayuthayya. 
Having reached the second temple, we now proceed to the third and final one. This is where I'll be breaking my fast during sunset. At a temple. how awesome is that? =p
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10 comments:

hcvvorld of Travels and Photography said... [Reply]

been to this one once..but why your first pic bengkok one? senget hehe

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@hcworld.. that is becoz I have no tripod. hehe. and also it's my cameraman fault! =p

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#anon.. none so far. but thanks for dropping by!

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@anon... LOL! apsal nk runtuh plak? haha!

@shah.. hehehe. selagi masih muda dan belum kahwin.. jejalan la dulu.