More than two centuries after Ayutthaya villagers were captured by the Burmese and taken to Mandalay, some artistic traits are still evident in the township of Amarapura. But don't expect to find traditional Thai stilt houses from the period dotting Amarapura streets or Ayutthaya's narrow chedi abounding in Myanmar temples.
This mural at the east gate of Kyauk Taw Kyi Temple depicts a lady in the middle of the picture who looks different from the Burmese women because her skirt doesn’t cover the ankles.
Instead, traces of Thai influence are more subtly displayed. They can be found in temple murals, where signs of the captives known as Yodia can be found.
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