Two Ayutthaya-period sites slated for restoration

The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newblog

The Fine Arts Department announce the restoration of two sites in Bangkok dating to the Ayutthaya period.

Restoration of ancient sites planned
The Nation, 07 November 2012

Two abandoned ancient sites in Bangkok, believed to date back to the late Ayutthaya Kingdom, are slated for restoration by the Fine Arts Department.

Archaeology Office director Tharapong Srisuchat said yesterday that one of the sites is an ubosot at Wat Suan Sawan in Bang Phlat district, which is under threat of encroachment.

The district office has set aside a budget of Bt5 million for restoration.

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Author: Noel

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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