Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ayutthaya, and the on-going flood

Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam (now Thailand). As of this writing the historic city is now flooded. As weeks of heavy rains caused the river to overflow, the threat of damage to numerous temple ruins and historical sites concerns me deeply. Before this incident I had a chance to visit Ayutthaya, and the city still had a very strong sense of history that resonated with the people of Thailand. That trip made me very proud to be a citizen of Thailand.

Here are some of the photos from the trip, taken at a happier time. Hope the flood will be over soon.