Carved head of the Buddha
Carved head of the Buddha


The carved head of the Buddha entwined in the roots of a banyan tree in the grounds of Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya. One of the most recognizable and photographed images of Thailand, no one knows exactly how this came to be. One theory suggests that the tree grew around the carving when the temple was left abandoned after the invasion of Ayutthaya by the Burmese army in 1767.

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Reference no: 0048083

Location: Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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Carved head of the Buddha


The carved head of the Buddha entwined in the roots of a banyan tree in the grounds of Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya. One of the most recognizable and photographed images of Thailand, no one knows exactly how this came to be. One theory suggests that the tree grew around the carving when the temple was left abandoned after the invasion of Ayutthaya by the Burmese army in 1767.

Alamy licensing details

Reference no: 0048083

Location: Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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This item has been added to your cart. Please go to the shopping cart page to complete your purchase.