Massive chedis remain mostly intact.
Wat Mongkhon Bophit temple
Tips for photographing the Historic City of Ayutthaya:
- If you can get there in the morning, you’ll enjoy your time better, as the day can get quite hot and there is very little shelter available.
- I’d recommend that you bring a wide lens for your camera if you have one. The structures can be quite large, and it will be challenging to capture them completely with a normal or telephoto lens.
- Most of the structures are the same tones, so inject some colour into the scene when you can. Often, monks in colourful robes will be around, so that can help a lot.
- There are elephants in the area, and although I don’t recommend that you ride them, I encourage you to include them in your photographs.
- Take your time, and let the crowds walk past your frame. Set up a tripod and wait for the right moment when the scene is clear. Patience and a tripod help a lot.
- A polarizer filter will contribute a lot to your images too. Especially if you’re lucky enough to get some clouds in the sky.