The Khmer-style tower of Wat Mahathat at Chalieng, in the ancient Thai capital of Si Satchanalai. The city is the oldest and most atmospheric of Thailand’s ancient capitals, built around a site of worship that pre-dates the historical record. Located in the bend of a river just north of the Central Plains, it was, with Sukhothai, the joint capital of the Siamese from the 13th to the 15th century, after which it was abandoned..
Photo ID: 11675_04_Chalieng_dawn
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 19.3 Mpixels (55.1 MB uncompressed) - 5367x3589 pixels (17.8x11.9 in / 45.4x30.4 cm at 300 ppi)