va The Nation, 02 August 2018: Sounds like a fun thing to do – zooming across the Ayutthaya World Heritage site in a tuk tuk while solving puzzles in Thai Traditional Dress.
The Ayutthaya provincial administration is holding a tuk tuk rally on August 18 and 19 to promote tourism to the historical site.
Source: Tourism on three wheels – The Nation
via Bangkok Post, 10 July 2018:
Big old trees usually have a trove of stories behind them and the many 130-year-old Jujube trees in Ayutthaya Historical Park are no different.
Source: Ayutthaya shows love to big trees
via The Economist, 31 May 2018: It’s a little late in the game, but a summary of the Buppaesanniwas phenomenon and the effects of this historical-fantasy soap opera set in Ayutthaya.
It’s about far more than dressing up
Source: A historical soap reveals a lot about modern Thai politics
via The Nation, 06 May 2018:
The Fine Arts Department will spend Bt30 million on improving the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal. Sacred and rare rituals will be carried out at the facility on Monday to mark the start of conservation efforts.
Source: Historic elephant palace in Ayutthaya to get Bt30 million makeover – The Nation
via Bangkok Post, 30 April 2018:
AYUTTHAYA: Repeated offenders who turn national heritage sites into their laundry-drying places could pay a heavy price, a Fine Arts Department official warned on Monday.
Source: Hefty fines up to B1m for drying clothes at historical sites
via Bangkok Post, 30 April 2018:
Ruins and ancient sites are always under threat from time and disaster. The great flood of 2011, for instance, damaged 128 archeological sites on and around the city island of Ayutthaya. After the incident, the government provided a budget of 600 million baht for the clean-up and restoration work, and there was also financial and technical aid from Unesco, as well as certain foreign countries.
Source: Preserving history
via Bangkok Post, 26 April 2018:
AYUTTHAYA: The return of an ancient brick souvenired from the famous Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya Historical Park is proof that superstitious belief helps protect the old temple, according to park director Sukanya Baonerd.
Source: Superstition helps protect heritage, says park director
via Bangkok Post, 06 April 2018:
TRANG: Artifacts believed to date back more than 300 years to the Ayutthaya Period have been uncovered in Muang district of this southern province.
Source: Old pottery discovery causes stir in Trang
via MGR Online, 31 March 2018: A research team at Wat Chaiwattanaram in Ayutthaya have detected a possible structure beneath the temple, using Ground-Penetrating Radar and magnetometer surveys. Article is in Thai.
นักธรณีฟิสิกส์ใช้เรดาร์และการวัดค่าสนามแม่เหล็กสำรวจวัดไชยวัฒนาราม จ.อยุธยา ในการปฏิบัติงานเพื่อช่วยกรมศิลป์บูรณปฏิสังขรณ์และอนุรักษ์โบราณสถาน แล้วพบโครงสร้างปริศนาที่ยังไม่ทราบว่าคืออะไร เบื้องต้นส่งข้อมูลเพื่อให้หน่วยงานที่รับผิดชอบโดยตรงนำไปศึกษาต่อ
Source: นักธรณีฟิสิกส์พบโครงสร้างปริศนาใต้วัดไชยฯ อยุธยา
via Bangko Post, 29 March 2018:
Ketsurang, a plump archaeologist, inadvertently travels back in time from the present day to the reign of the Ayutthaya Kingdom’s King Narai the Great (1656-1688) over 300 years ago. Her soul resides in the body of a gorgeous yet mean woman, Karaket, whose soul left her body for hell due to her severe sins. While in the Ayutthaya Kingdom, she is mesmerised by the traditional way of life and the stunning beauty of palaces, temples, rivers, markets and forts. The novel-turned-TV series Bupphesanniwat (Love Destiny) is very popular nationwide and tens of thousands fans flock to Ayutthaya to visit the ancient sites.
Source: Dramatic love for heritage