Chubby Daredevil Wanted For 650yo Temple Parkour Stunt

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a chubby daredevil performs James Bond-style ‘parkour’ jumps around a 650-year-old Buddhist temple causing outrage in Thailand and leading to a manhunt to find the culprit.

The incident was filmed at Ayutthaya Historical Park, which covers the ruins of the ancient city of Ayutthaya and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

The park is located in the central Thai province of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, and the footage was shared on Facebook where it has been viewed 40,000 times.

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After violating national park rules forbidding visitors from climbing structures at historical parks, the authorities are reportedly trying to track down the man after he was filmed performing parkour jumps on top of Wat Mahathat, a 650-year-old Buddhist temple.

Reports said that the Thai government’s Fine Arts Department has filed a complained against the as-yet unidentified parkour jumper.

Police spokesperson Thanakorn Thammetha said the suspect violated national park rules forbidding visitors from climbing ancient structures and they are still trying to track him down.

It is unclear whether the jumper caused any damage to the historical site.

Also known as the Temple of the Great Relic, Wat Mahathat was built in 1374 and is famous for enshrining several Buddha relics and serving as a royal monastery.

The temple also boasts an iconic Buddha head encased in the roots of a banyan tree.

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