Ancient Ayutthaya in Photos

We are trippin’ through the ancient capital of Siam, Ayutthaya in photos.

Kieu & I decided to take a break from Bangkok and explore the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Siam, Ayutthaya. What was once the biggest city in the world in 1700, was destroyed and burnt to the ground by the Burmese later that century.

Here are some shots of what remained.

Ayutthaya buddha Ayutthaya ruins Headless Buddha

Headless Buddha Statues Headless Buddha statues, Wat Mahathat

Kieu Ayutthaya

Entwined Buddha head in tree Buddha’s head entwined in tree roots Wat Mahathat
(how the heck did they get that in there?!)

golden buddha ayutthaya

Reclining Buddha Ayutthaya Wat Chai Mongkol’s Reclining Buddha statue

We also visited the Bang Pa-in Summer Palace which was the summer retreat for the royal court in the 17th century. This place has beautiful architecture with Chinese, Italian & gothic inspiration.

Summer Palace Ba-in Bang Pa-In elephants

Ho Withun Thasana Sages’ Lookout (Ho Withun Thasana)


Have you visited Ayutthaya? What was your favorite part?

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