I went on a day tour to Ayuthara, the site of some ancient ruins. 

These ruins are best known for a carved head of a Buddha that is encapsulated in the roots of a tree.

We also visited a large temple there.  Since it was over the New Year's holiday, there were many worshippers present.

Apparently, one of the ways one shows reverence is to apply gold leaf to statues of Buddha sitting around the temple.  Others would burn incense or offer prayers.
Still others would give offerings of money.  I think it was really interesting that there was a "money tree" of sorts where people would attach their offerings for others to see.


Simon February 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM  

Do you have a link to a list for your camera gear? I really like these shots, and was curious about the gear you use.

Rick February 11, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

Thanks! I used a Nikon D3000 with the stock 18-55 lense.

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