Lost in the forests of Thailand, the city is striking in the ruined palaces and Chedi temples

Lost in the forests of Thailand, the city is striking in the ruined palaces and Chedi temples

The city of Ayutthaya is a huge historic Park where visitors can even get lost among the hundreds of temples and ruins.

In Thailand, preserved the ancient city of Ayutthaya, which is worth to be visited even fans of beach rest. From the XIV to the XVIII century Ayutthaya was the capital of the eponymous Kingdom, which was considered one of the most developed and the richest in Asia. Today the surviving buildings perfectly convey to its former glory.

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On the territory of the Ayutthaya more than 300 temples, but there are four that are rich architecture and especially in good condition. They are listed in the world heritage list of UNESCO.

Ayutthaya is like a huge historical Park. Dozens of square miles around at one time is simply unrealistic – you can even get lost.

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One of the most revered temple complexes – Wat Phra Mahathat, which means «the temple where the Buddha’s ashes». According to legend, there to keep his tooth. The complex consists of a main Chedi of the temple with the height of 80 meters and another with 173 smaller ancient Buddhist churches. The area is considered sacred to many peoples of Asia.

1767, during a war with Burma, the city and, in particular, the Buddha temple was destroyed. It is believed that before the fall of Ayutthaya, there were about a million people. But now to the grandest of temples attracts thousands of tourists and Thais from all over the country. Believers make a wish near Wat Phra Mahathat and ask for a happy life.

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«Buddha hears the prayers and desires of the people who have very strong faith. These people should not sin and to observe five precepts: not to kill, not to cheat, not to commit adultery, not to consume alcohol and not to smoke – to have their wishes come true,» says the woman who leads tour groups into the churches.

Besides the main temple, there are also many Royal palaces, which houses the remains of monarchs, and various sacred buildings built according to old traditions. Despite the centuries, these temples are well preserved architecture and the scope is impressive, so much so that I want to examine almost every brick.

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Besides ancient temples in Ayutthaya enough and newly built. To go inside you exclusively barefoot. People pray at the giant statues of the Buddha and presented gifts to them small copies.

Learn more about the attractions of Thailand and the ancient city of Ayutthaya, see the subject headings «My guide» the programs of «Snidanok z 1+1».

Videomay guide. Thailand: historic city of Ayutthaya

Then «Breakfast» is sent to Ayutthaya — the ancient city, which in the past was the first capital of Thailand. There our Alexander Cherednichenko will see the famous temples and learn as Thais are asking health from Buddha, and prepare national soup Tom-Yam on a tropical island.

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April 12, 11:14


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