“Founded in the 1300s, Ayutthaya was once the largest trading city in the world, but it was attacked in the 1700s and burnt to the ground. After learning this, I had to see it for myself. At the break of dawn, I took the 'slow train' from Bangkok that was filled with locals heading north. Although my original plan was to rent a bike and explore the city, that quickly changed once I realized how incredibly hot it was. Upon arrival, I found myself negotiating with a group of friendly tuk-tuk drivers who knew the area and settled for the one with the best sound system. When I got to Wat Ratchaburana, I noticed this family walking through the archway, each with their own umbrella. Without hesitation, I raised my camera to capture the moment. I appreciated the fact that the entire family wanted to experience this place together — and their impressive preparation for the sun."
📷@alexortega.__ 📍Ayutthaya, Thailand
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