📍in Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya, where there’s an embedded Buddha head in the roots of a banyan tree. After the Burmese destroyed the ancient capital, a tree grew around one abandoned Buddha head, and it easily became of the most iconic images of Thailand 🇹🇭 #ayutthaya#thailand
Ayutthaya - the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Ayutthaya flourished for centuries and was once one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms in the world. It was once Thailand’s city center before it transferred to Bangkok. 🇹🇭 #ayutthaya#thailand
#KonaStory We had a chance to go say hi to "the neighbors" in front of our condo this morning...Eric and I saw a swarm of boats, a usual indicator of a pod of dolphins, and jumped off the rocks in front of our condo complex and swam out about 1/4 of a mile to see them!
While all the other snorkelers were near the boats, Eric and I were floating off to the side and then a few dozen came over to check us out. I started making high pitched noises and a little guy came over to check me out. I swam alongside a few and had a chance to look them right in the eye. They kept circling the entire crowd of people for an hour, but we had gotten our "dolphin soul tanks" filled and headed back..and just as we were leaving three came speeding up to us in unison and as soon as they got about ten feet from us, they dove straight down while making their clicking and high pitched "squealing" sounds..as if to say, "Thanks for playing, come back another day!" Have I mentioned that one of the reasons I moved to this island was to swim with dolphins? It NEVER gets old.
The Muna Kea Visitor Information Center has informational panels, interactive displays, handouts, a video program, and the First Light Bookstore, with books about astronomy and Hawaiian culture for sale. It is open 7 days a week from 9am until 10pm. 📸: @820photography_james.anderson