European Embassies launch Thai Heritage Map

European Heritage in Thailand Map

A collaboration of nine embassies in Bangkok have produced a map of heritage sites in Thailand featuring European connections. The map can be downloaded here.

European Heritage in Thailand Map
European Heritage in Thailand Map

Our home, our heritage
The Nation, 19 October 2014

Embassies launch Thai heritage map
Bangkok Post, 16 October 2014

The European Heritage map is available to highlight 60 sites in Bangkok and five more sites in Ayutthaya.

The map is a joint initiative of the nine European embassies in the Kingdom, including the embassies of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom and supported by European Union National Institutes for Culture (Eunic) Thailand, the common framework for the promotion of European culture and European-Thai cultural dialogue and exchange.

The aim is to promote the centuries-long relationship between Europe and Thailand. It maps palaces designed by Italian and German architects, churches established by the French and Portuguese, trading posts left by Danish and Dutch businessmen, bridges of Belgian and British make, and even military uniforms of Polish design.

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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