Repairs to Ayutthaya 80% complete

The Thai Fine Arts Department reports on the ongoing repairs to Ayutthaya from the 2011 floods.


Flood-damaged historical park in Ayutthaya 80% repaired
MCOT News, 29 April 2013

Renovation of ancient remains in Thailand’s old capital of Ayutthaya, severely damaged by the massive 2011 floods, are 80 per cent complete, according to the Fine Arts Department.

Director-General Sahawat Naenna led high-level UNESCO and other United Nations officials to visit the Ayutthaya historical park, its ancient remains, centuries-old temples and the contemporary anti-flood embankments on both sides of the Chao Phya River yesterday.

Full story here.

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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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