Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Buddha in a banyan tree

A Buddha head is entangled in a banyan tree 
in the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Ayutthaya was the capital city of Siam. It was established in 1350 as a royal safe haven from smallpox, and lasted 400 years until 1767 
when it was conquered by the Burmese army.

In 1700 it was the largest city in the world
with one million inhabitants.

Ayutthaya is now preserved as a park 
and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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