Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
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The Ancient Siam Civilization of
A huge temple, Wat Maheyong has an ancient and a modern part of the temple. The ancient ruins are impressive with a large Ubosot that is surrounded by a double wall and bell-shaped chedi's on each corner. The temple was initially built in A.D. 1438. The Burmese, having fought with Ayutthaya several times, besieged Ayutthaya already in A.D. 1569 and quartered at this temple at the time. Later, in 1709 it had been reconstructed by King Thai Sa. Behind the ruined part is a modern temple which is filled with people during festivals and Buddhist holidays. Those worshippers also come to the ruined Ubosot to pay their respect to the Buddha images located in there.