DAILY PHOTO: Buddhas in Saffron

Taken in August of 2014 in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Taken in August of 2014 in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

These Buddhas line the perimeter of an important structure at the Wat Yai Chai Mongkol in Ayutthaya.

DAILY PHOTO: Garlands for Buddha

Taken in August of 2014 at Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

Taken in August of 2014 at Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

Taken near the famous head that is enveloped by a Strangler Fig on the grounds of Wat Mahathat temple. You may know this temple as one of the sites at with Jean Claude Van Damme’s Kickboxer movie was filmed, presented as a fictional location called Stone City.

DAILY PHOTO: Ganesh Goes to Thailand

Taken on August 25, 2014 in Thailand.

Taken on August 25, 2014 in Thailand

I visited this gigantic Ganesh on the road between Ayutthaya and Nakornnayok to the northeast of Bangkok. Through the magic of Google, I was able to learn that the Thais refer to this deity as Phra Phikanet (พระพิฆเนศ), and that he is known as the remover of obstacles and the bringer of good fortune.