The Ruins and the Golden Buddha
A temple on the grounds at Ayutthaya with a golden statue of Buddha

The ruins at Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was sacked and destroyed in 1767 when the Burmese invaded.

Anne by the ruins
When the Burmese attacked and destroyed Ayutthaya they decapitated all of the statues of Buddha. Today many of the headless Buddha remain as well as a few with the head intact. The tour guides ask you not to be tempted to pose your "sweetie," or whoever, behind one of the headless statues for pictures as it is considered disrespectful.

Headless Buddha statue
Headless statues of Buddha at Ayutthaya
One of the few intact Buddha
statues at Ayutthaya

A modern-day wat on the
grounds at Ayutthaya

Golden statue of Buddha inside the Wat
(left) at Ayutthaya
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