“The Buddha Tree” – Ayutthaya, Thailand – Tashi Delek – Featured Photographer
Wow! Man and nature fused together as one. Just an hour outside of Bangkok lays the historic city of Aytthaya. Many of the 14th century temples and wats were destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Out of the destruction has risen an unexpected national treasure. It is unclear how the Buddha head ended up inside the roots of this tree, but it has become a symbol of Thailand. Tashi Delek captured the deity along with his offerings beautifully.
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Take it Away Tashi:
I took this photo at a temple called “Wat Phra Mahathat” in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
This temple is where you can spot the famous tree that has grown around a Buddha head.
When taking pictures of you and the Buddha head, make sure you sit on your knees to show respect, as it is considered holy by Thais.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF 24-105mm F4L IS USM
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