[smooth=id:24]; Beautiful Thai temple dancers chant with musicians and drummers to Buddha in this Buddhist temple (wat) in downtown Bangkok, Thailand
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Ayuthaya Thailand one hour outside of Bangkok was the scene of Thailands original renaissance. The Kingdom grew to prominence when rice was the regions most important currency. However, when Burmese troops sacked the city in 1767, the capital was moved to Bangkok. This move also signaled a shift from a purely agricultural society to one that was more in tune with commerce. This video explores som eof the beautiful ancient temples and ruins in the area as well as art and sculptures around the numerous temples and sacred spots of Thai Asian ancient culture.
The amazing Ta Prohm Cambodian Wat (vat) or temple in all it’s ancient glory is set to “La Mar”, world music and Latin jazz composed by Michael Pluznick and Joel Lindheimer. From the world jazz CD entitled, “Miles Dean”, available as a download on CD Baby. Unlike most of the temples of Angkor, Ta Prom has been largely left to the clutches of the living jungle. With its dynamic interaction between nature and man-made art, this atmospheric temple is a favorite for many – who can’t help but feel a little like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft (which was filmed here) as they pick through the rubble. Construction on Ta Prohm began in 1186 AD. Originally known as Rajavihara (Monastery of the King), Ta Prohm was dedicated to the mother …