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All Historical and Ancient Sites Will Be Closed until May

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Fine Arts Department has issued an order closing all historical and ancient sites under its jurisdiction from April 26-May 9, to help contain the current surge of Covid-19 infections. Director-general Prateep Pengtako said these sites included the National Library in Bangkok and national museums, historical sites requiring admission fees and national […]Read More

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Ayutthaya braces for flooding, historic temples besieged by flood

AYUTTHAYA, Sept 23 – A number of temples in the former Siamese capital have been flooded as irrigation officials closed a major sluice gate to prevent floodwaters from flowing into the town centre and industrial estates. Water from northern Thailand has flowed into the Chao Phraya and Pasak rivers which merge at Koh Muang Ayutthaya, […]Read More

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HM the King Bhumibol opens King Ananda Mahidol Royal Monument

BANGKOK, June 9 — His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej on Saturday presided over the ceremony to officially open the King Ananda Mahidol Royal Monument which situated at a new 35 rai public park, “Suan Luang Rama VIII Park,” named by HM the King. HM the King accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Her Royal Highness […]Read More

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His Majesty King Bhumibol to inaugurate monument to his brother

The King Rama VIII monument at the foot of Rama VIII Bridge on Thon Buri side will be inaugurated tomorrow in a ceremony to be presided over by Their Majesties the King and Queen. Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra said yesterday the project was close to completion, as was the landscaping of the 35-rai Rama VIII […]Read More

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UNESCO experts voice concern over flooded Ayutthaya World Heritage Site

BANGKOK, Dec 9 – International experts of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) expressed concern about the stability of the monuments, foundations and decorative works at Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya after it was hit by the country’s most disastrous flooding in decades. “There is a need to closely monitor the condition […]Read More

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Thailand’s Historic Ayutthaya Welcomes Visitors with Warm Hearts

Bangkok, December 7, 2011 — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently held the “Ayutthaya Cleaning Day” event as part of its “Beautiful Thailand” campaign to restore Thai tourism following the country’s recent flood. The event, which took place on Sunday, December 4, 2011, also commemorated HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday. Thousands of volunteers […]Read More

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Ancient Ayutthaya temples at risk, Unesco warns

Historic murals at Ayutthaya’s ancient temples face threats from fungi, algae and salt stains following the severe recent flooding, Unesco experts have warned. Experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation said they found algae and salt stains on temple bricks during their post-flood survey of ancient sites in the province, Culture Minister […]Read More

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Many sites in Ayutthaya face risk of crumbling

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 Cultural Organisation (Unesco). Ayutthaya, […]Read More