Buddha Head at Ayutthaya, Thailand - Travel wall art prints by Edwin Datoc Gallery

Buddha Head at Ayutthaya, Thailand

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This tree is famous not in and of itself but rather for the Buddha's head that is rather firmly lodged in it's tangled roots. It is told that in 1767 the Burmese attacked and destroyed Ayatthuya. In the process they chopped of the heads of all of the Buddha statues. This particular head must have fallen among the prop roots of a bodhi tree. Over the centuries the roots have grown around the head in such a way that almost seems intentional.