Reclining at Wat Yai Chaimongkhon

Although the giant chedi (tallest in Ayutthaya) seems to often be the main attraction, the main feature of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon is the 7m-long Reclining Buddha found among the ruins of the viharn (monastery) area.  Wat Yai Chaimongkhon is a working temple and was commissioned in the mid 14th century by King U-Thong as a temple of meditation. It definitely was a peaceful place.Upload from January 29, 2012

The robes of the Reclining Buddha are changed on New Years Day. Normally this Buddha is covered in saffron-coloured robes so I’m not sure where those robes were on the day we visited.Upload from January 29, 2012

Upload from January 29, 2012

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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!