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Ayutthaya temple fire damages ancient Buddha statue

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Wat Phutthaisawan, Ayutthaya

Wat Phutthaisawan and the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya. Photo: Hdamm.

A morning fire damaged a Buddha statue of the Ayutthaya period in a temple in Ayutthaya’s Mueang district on Friday.

The fire started inside the main chapel from behind the Phra Buddha Kodom statue, which is the temple’s main statue. The temple said the statue survived from the Ayutthaya period from 1350 to 1767 AD.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation

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