steel horse odyssey

steel horse odyssey

around the world by motorcycle

beheaded buddhas

ThailandPosted by Jan Lamers 29 Apr, 2013 18:05:14
As I got closer to Bangkok the traffic got more and more frantic. People driving like mad men overtaking left, right and in between like they were fleeing from a new tsunami. I passed Bangkok on the west side and made my way to Ayutthaya the former capital of Thailand. There are some nice old temple ruins here that remind of the Ayutthaya heyday. What struck me at the ruins was that nearly all buddha statues miss a head. As I asked why this was people told me that the heads were stolen and sold to rich people in the west who wanted buddha heads in their house for decoration. So if you ever see a buddha head on the cabinet at a friend's place you know where it originated from.

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