Wat Mahathat, a UNESCO heritage site, is located in the heart of Ayutthaya and is one of the oldest and most significant temples in Thailand. It was built during the early 14th century and was a symbolic centre where the Buddha relics were enshrined. It was also the residence of the chief monk and named by King Rama 1 in 1803. A bloody war between Thailand and their neighbour Burma, led to the destruction of the main Prang. According to claims made by historians, the destruction was done as the Burmese were after the gold and other valuables that were believed to be kept inside the Buddha statues that were plastered with cement. Today, the ancient remains of the ruined temples have attracted many visitors from around the world.
This Learning Experience is about the interaction between organisms and their environment. You will learn more about how organisms adapt to changes made in the environment they live in. This Learning Experience is suitable for secondary school students, year 4-5.