Posted by: James Shannon | March 25, 2012

Photo: Wat Yai Chai Mongkol In The Dusky Light Of Sunset, Auytthaya, Thailand

 Wat Yai Chai Mongkol at sunset in Auytthaya, Thailand

After being shuttled around to about a dozen temples in 34c (95f) heat (not counting the humidity), I was ready to tap out.  To be certain, the historical marvels of the ancient city of Auytthaya, a hour’s drive north of Bangkok’s heaving urbanity, are a MUST on any traveler’s list of things to see and do in Thailand.  But after temple number #6, my natural aversion to historical attractions began to kick in, and I was just mailing it in after that.

However, the grand scale of Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, and the budding photographer in me snapped out of my stupor, as the lessening daylight gave me a golden opportunity (or given the situation, a rosy one?) to snag a potential prize-winning shot.  The vertical inclination of this tower, the Thai schoolchildren running about frenetically, and the time of day combined for a moment that makes slogging through the monotonous moments that preceded this one, worthwhile.  

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