Man wanted for free-running on 600-year-old Ayutthaya temple

Authorities are hunting for a man whose desperate attempt to look cool doing parkour was all the more criminal for the fact the fact it happened atop a 600-year-old Buddhist temple in historic Ayutthaya.

The Fine Arts Department filed a complaint Monday against an unidentified man who shared footage of his running, jumping and flipping around like an idiot in the compound of Wat Maha Tat. 

The original video has been deleted (ofc not after being copied). The man’s nationality and name have yet to be made public.

Update: Chonburi lad atones for sacred temple parkour by going monk 3 days

Provincial tourist police commander Thanakorn Thammetha said the man violated national park rules forbidding visitors from climbing in historical parks. Police Wednesday were tracking the man down for prosecution, Maj. Thanakorn added.

Dubbed “the temple of the Great Relic,” Wat Maha Tat was constructed in 1374. It’s known for enshrining several Buddha relics and serving as a royal monastery in the past. The temple is best known for its very photogenic Buddha statue head encased in the roots of a banyan tree. 


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