Recreating Ayutthaya digitally

The director-general of the Thai Fine Arts Department reports on the progress of a project to digitally recreate the buildings of Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya Historical Park taking shape
The Nation, 05 February 2010

Vigorous efforts are now up and running to recreate the core zone of the once-splendid capital of Ayutthaya in 3D models and animation.

“We have already recreated six temples in pictures,” Fine Arts Department director-general Grienggrai Sampatchalit said yesterday.

He was speaking after attending a ceremony to worship late Thai kings at the Ayutthaya Historical Park.

The ancient complex at Ayutthaya is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

PTT Exploration and Production has provided more than Bt68 million for the project to conserve the complex in honour of His Majesty the King.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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