Iconic Head of Buddha in Banyan tree of Wat Mahathat © Jojie Alcantara
“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment” ― Pema Chödrön, Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change
The ruins of the historic city of Ayutthaya in ancient Siam (now Thailand) have been listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, a monumental site of outstanding value to humanity. The total area of the World Heritage property is 289 hectares. Today, visitors come in droves to explore its mystery and experience the serenity and deep history found within these immense walls of the once powerful Kingdom.
In 1767, the whole territory was savaged by war, pillaging and sabotage by the Burmese army and almost every sacred statue was…
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