Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Land of the Multiple Buddhas.

Internet sporadic. Next posts may come in bits and pieces.

Long story short, we visited Ayutthya, home of the legendary Ramayana. It has a World Heritage site, ancient ruins of temples that cover wide areas of the city. In the first we saw hundreds of statues of Buddha, beginning with a huge reclining statue dressed in saffron cloth. Then there were courtyards where hundreds of life-sized statues sat in rows. Worshippers buy small pieces of gold leaf and adhere them to the statues.

- Then we walked through a crazy site where people buy and donate statues of roosters to celebrate good fortune. Here was a park full of massed roosters, stretching as far as the eye could see.

I'll keep on with the next post.

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