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Buddha in Ayutthaya

by Maria Prebble

Fifty miles outside of Bangkok lay the ruins of Ayutthaya, the once prosperous and cosmopolitan capital of the Siamese Kingdom. In 1767 the Burmese army sacked the city, destroying Buddhist temples and palaces. In the years that the city lay abandoned, the roots of a banyan tree grew around a Buddha head, entwining people and nature.

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