A Word in Your Ear
If the King’s Palace in Cambodia is all too formal/expensive for you I have an alternative that is close by and does not cost a cent. Walk up the road with the Palace walls to your left. A couple of streets up on the right is a very old temple.
Gateway to temple complex
Everything here is crumbling but of course this adds to the ambience.
There were no mangy dogs and the monks are happy for you to look around.
There are some interesting statues in the grounds – not sure what is going on here!
Loved this statue
It really pays to screw your courage to the sticking post and have a wander off the beaten track – this is what you could find. Amazing stuff. And of course you can have a well-earned drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club just down the road.
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“The Buddha Tree” – Ayutthaya, Thailand – Tashi Delek – Featured Photographer
Wow! Man and nature fused together as one. Just an hour outside of Bangkok lays the historic city of Aytthaya. Many of the 14th century temples and wats were destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Out of the destruction has risen an unexpected national treasure. It is unclear how the Buddha head ended up inside the roots of this tree, but it has become a symbol of Thailand. Tashi Delek captured the deity along with his offerings beautifully.
Please take a minute to study the intricacies of the photograph then view the rest of Tashi’s portfolio at http://500px.com/the22row .
Take it Away Tashi:
I took this photo at a temple called “Wat Phra Mahathat” in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
This temple is where you can spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha head.
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