Ayutthaya ruins to be promoted as night-time tourist destination

via Pattaya Mail, 20 October 2017:

The city of Ayutthaya is planning to install special lighting systems at all its major ancient sites to attract tourists to visit at night-time. Support Pattaya Mail – Click Here Director of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, Sukanya Baonert, said a budget of more than 300 million baht has been allocated to make Thailand’s ancient capital […]

Source: Ayutthaya ruins to be promoted as night-time tourist destination – Pattaya Mail

Wall built to protect Ayutthaya historical sites from flooding

via Bangkok Post, 09 October 2017: We’ve been getting heavy rains in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand, with some floods already reported. Ayutthaya has previously been susceptible to floods, and there have been some mitigation measures put in place – it remains to be seen if they can last this year’s downpour.

Ayutthaya local authorities and officers from the Ayutthaya Historical Park have built a flood defence wall to prevent damage to archaeological sites.

Source: Wall built to protect Ayutthaya historical sites from flooding

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Thailand: Plan to promote night tours of historical sites in Ayutthaya

via Travel Daily News, 26 September 2017

A former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya is famous for monumental remnants of old palaces and temples spread across a tranquil landscape.

Source: Thailand: Plan to promote night tours of historical sites in Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya ruins to be promoted as night-time tourist destination

via NNT/Pattaya Times, 03 July 2017:

BANGKOK – The city of Ayutthaya has planned a special budget to install a lighting system at all its major ancient sites to attract tourists to visit at night. Director of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, Sukanya Baonert, has disclosed that a budget of more than 300 million baht has been allocated to make Thailand’s ancient […]

Source: Ayutthaya ruins to be promoted as night-time tourist destination – Pattaya Mail

Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam – CNN.com | CNN Travel

via CNN, 27 June 2017: A travel story on the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a day trip from Bangkok. Disclosure – I’m quoted in the article.

Ayutthaya has long been a popular Bangkok day-trip destination. But a recent influx of cool dining and sleeping options is tempting many to stay for the night.

Source: Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam – CNN.com | CNN Travel

Wanted: Ayutthaya tour guide who encouraged bad behaviour

Daily News (Thai), 9 May 2017: A formal complaint was leveled against the Ayutthaya tour guide who led a group of Chinese tourists over the wall of Wat Si Sanpetch (thus bypassing the ticket booths); the police is now looking to prosecute the man.

ผอ.ททท.เมืองกรุงเก่าขอประณามไกด์ทัวร์จีนไร้สำนึก! พานักท่องเที่ยวปีนกำแพงโบราณสถาน ชี้ทำภาพลักษณ์เสียหายหนัก ด้านตำรวจท่องเที่ยวลุยเอาผิด จ่อประสานให้พักใช้ใบอนุญาต

Source: ผอ.ททท.ประณามไกด์ทัวร์จีน ลุยเอาผิด-จ่อพักใบอนุญาต

Ayutthaya guide facing charges for leading bad tourist behaviour

Bangkok Post, 09 May 2017: The police are looking to charge a tour guide who led a group of 20 tourists to climb the wall of Wat Phra Si Sanpet, so that they would not have to pay the entry fee.

AYUTTHAYA – A guide who set a bad example for Chinese tourists visiting the historic site by climbing a wall has been urged to meet police to hear charges.

Source: Guide climbing Ayutthaya park wall with tourists face charges | Bangkok Post: news

Ayutthaya’s World Heritage status will be kept: ministry 

Nation, 08 May 2017: Thailand expresses confidence that Ayutthaya will not lose its World Heritage Site status.

The Culture Ministry is confident about its bid to protect the World Heritage status of Ayutthaya.

Source: Ayutthaya’s World Heritage status will be kept: ministry 

Ancient jars found at Ayutthaya’s Wat Daeng

Bangkok Post, 30 April 2017: An array of jars were discovered underneath a Buddha image in Ayutthaya, which are thought to be part of a construction technique rather than a relic offering.

AYUTTHAYA – Thirty-two ancient jars have been found underneath the main Buddha image in the chapel of Wat Daeng temple in Tha Rua district during an excavation by archaeologists for the renovation of the temple.

Source: Ancient jars found at Ayutthaya’s Wat Daeng | Bangkok Post: news