Buddha Face in Thailand
Wat Phra Mahathat – The Famous Buddha Face
This Buddha face in Thailand is known around the world, and it’s debatably the most photographed and famous Buddha face there is today. Built in 1374 during the reign of King Borom Rachathirat I. The photographs below not only show you what the face looks like, which you have seen before, but also the surrounding area around the face and tree. The ruins in Thailand include the Buddha Face and is a major tourist attraction in Thailand, very popular with tourists and their cameras. This is one of Thailand top tourist attractions. Everyone has seen the face, but do you know what the surrounding area is like? Take a look below to find out.
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – Sandstone
Made out of Sandstone, this Buddha has become part of nature, it has been swallowed by the roots of the incredible tree and are considered one of the most famous Ruins in Thailand.
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – Theories
Theories abound about how the face appeared in this tree in first place…Burmese raiders, thieves?
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – Photo Please
People line up to have their photo taken with the Buddha Face in the background.
Buddha Face in Thailand – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – Among the Crowd
All day long the Buddha Face attracts a crowd.
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – A Star in The Crowd
(Below is the famous tree.)
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – Close by the Buddha
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – Surrounding The Buddha
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – More Buddha’s in the Area
Buddha Face – Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat
Th Buddha Face in Thailand with Ruins of Past Temples
When walking to the Buddha Face you can see many of these structures. Some are leaning and many have also been destroyed. Ayuthaya – Wat Phra Mahathat – About Face is only a short walking distance from here.
This is in one of the statutes in one of the structures (images above).
There are several more famous Ruins in Thailand, but not as famous as this one.
© 2015 Travel Food & Health Magazine