TV hit sees demand for Silpakorn course skyrocket

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via Bangkok Post, 01 April 2018: The power of mass media exposure – as a result of Buppaesanniwas, applications to Silpakorn University’s archaeology programme jumped three times to 13,000 for the 200 places available.

Driven by the craze for mega-hit period soap opera Love Destiny, or Bupphaesannivas in Thai, students are applying to Silpakorn University’s Faculty of Archaeology in record numbers.

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Dramatic love for heritage

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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.

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Ayutthaya sees increasing number of tourists

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via NNT, in Pattaya Mail, 26 March 2018:

Ayutthaya – The ancient province of Ayutthaya, is enjoying an increase in the number of visitors, boosting the local economy and people’s incomes. Ayutthaya Governor Sujin Chaichumsuk said that a rise in the number of tourists has been apparent since the period drama “Buppesannivas” premiered and became a must-watch show for Thai citizens. Buppesannivas has […]

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Famous Ayutthaya temple extends hours for tourist influx

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via Bangkok Post, 25 March 2018:

Tourists have a rare chance to see the magnificent Wat Chaiwattaram at night after the historic park in Ayutthaya decided to extend opening hours at the temple.

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Hit TV series brings tourists and traffic to Ayutthaya

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via Bangkok Post, 11 Mar 2018: An ongoing Thai TV series has made Ayutthaya popular again. I’ve seen bits of the TV show, and it’s more of a romantic comedy than a historical drama, which has added to the appeal to the show!

Ayutthaya: The ruins and historical sites in this central plains province are a must-see in every guide book, but this ancient former capital is being taken by storm since the premiere of TV series Buppaesannivas (Destiny), a historical fantasy.

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