Saved by Centimeters: Ayutthaya’s famous Buddha tree escapes damage by falling branch (VIDEO)

Photo: Justin Vidamo/Flickr
Photo: Justin Vidamo/Flickr

The famous Wat Mahathat Buddha face bodhi tree, which travelers from around the world visit, offer prayers to, and take photos with, is thankfully still intact today after a close call with a large falling tree branch yesterday.

The religious landmark is easily one of the best-known sights in the old capital of Ayutthaya. The tree is thought to be several hundred years old. However, yesterday’s intense rainstorm caused a large limb of the tree to crash down just centimeters from the Buddha image.

The branch was almost 4 meters long and officials rushed to the scene to make sure the precious relic was intact.

The mess has since been cleared and the Buddha image cleaned and declared undamaged.

 


By signing up for our newsletters you agree with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Leave a Reply

Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on
MOST POPULAR