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World Heritage Site #576 :: Historic City of Ayutthaya

World Heritage Site #576 :: Historic City of Ayutthaya

Table of Contents Founded c. 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the prang (reliquary towers) and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. Location: Ayutthaya Province GPS: N14 20 52.008, E100 33 38.016 Date of Inscription: […]

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Many sites in Ayutthaya face risk of crumbling

Many sites in Ayutthaya face risk of crumbling

The Nation/Asia News Network Many experts are worried that an ancient pagoda in Ayutthaya might come tumbling down because its base has been found to be severely damp, Soamsuda Leeyawanich, director general of the Fine Arts Department, said yesterday. She was inspecting historical sites in Ayutthaya with experts from the United Nations Educational Scientific and […]

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Ayutthaya, after the floods

Ayutthaya, after the floods

Recovery and clean-up work under way for flood-affected areas in the ancient capital of Thailand A group of French tourists were enjoying a buffet breakfast at the River View Place Hotel on U-Thong Road in Ayutthaya, a day after the floodwaters receded in the inner part of the ancient city, while hotel staff were packing […]

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Thai elephant park reopens in sign of recovery

Thai elephant park reopens in sign of recovery

By THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press – 1 hour ago AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (AP) — A huge work force in Thailand was back on the job Tuesday: the elephants famous for carrying tourists through the country’s ancient capital. Authorities reopened a major elephant park in Ayutthaya, hoping to show tourists the country is beginning to return to […]

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Budget sought to repair ancient Ayutthaya sites

Budget sought to repair ancient Ayutthaya sites

SAMRIT JEAMJARUANPORNKUL THE NATION The Culture Ministry will ask the Cabinet tomorrow for an initial budget of Bt1.4 billion to rehabilitate flooded ancient sites in Ayutthaya, especially on the city’s island. Unesco is sending international engineering experts to survey the structural integrity of the historical sites, as they are feared at risk of collapsing from […]

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Ayutthaya sites will be drained as soon as risk over

Ayutthaya sites will be drained as soon as risk over

The procedure of draining historic sites in Ayutthaya will begin as soon as there are no threats of further inundation, Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome said yesterday. The areas under focus are Wat Chai Watthanaram and 1,810-rai palace compound that has been named a World Heritage Site, she said. “The ministry will not wait until the […]

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Beauty hides human toll: Postcard pictures from Thailand as country tallies cost of record floods

Beauty hides human toll: Postcard pictures from Thailand as country tallies cost of record floods

By Wil Longbottom A reclining stone Buddha smiles serenely as a boat drifts past with smiling occupants paddling happily in the Thailand sunshine. In a second image, a golden statue wearing a traditional robe stands partially submerged in the grounds of an ancient temple. And in the final image, a child appears unconcerned as he […]

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Thai floods kill 224, inundate World Heritage Site

Thai floods kill 224, inundate World Heritage Site

(Reuters) – At least 224 people have died in flooding in Thailand since mid-July and water has inundated the 400-year-old Chai Wattanaram temple in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a World Heritage Site, officials said on Tuesday. The temple is by the Chao Phraya river, which flows down to the capital, Bangkok, around 105 km […]

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The invincible city, once

The invincible city, once

Story and photos by DAVID WILSON Explore Ayutthaya, one of Asia’s most history-soaked cities, just 90 minutes from Bangkok. Hilariously, the name Ayutthaya (ah-you-tah-ya) means “invincible”. The meaning makes no sense to the modern visitor because the ancient Thai capital occupying an island where three rivers meet is a classic vanquished city, an urban Titanic. […]

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