With limited funds to repair the flood damage, some of the lesser-known sites in Ayutthaya may be completely lost as funds for repair are prioritised to more prominent sites.
In the wake of the devastating floods that have caused much on central Thailand to shut down, and also inundate the old capital Ayutthaya, some experts suggest revitalising the ancient canals to help run off water in times of flood.
Thailand flooding damages its ancient capital [Link no longer active]
AP, 13 November 2011
Thailand’s ministry of culture is seeking a special US$45 million budget from the government to help repair the damage done to Ayutthaya by the recent floods.
The week’s rains have continued to overwhelm Ayutthaya as the Chao Phraya floods the world heritage site.
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Bangkok Post, 05 October 2011
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The Nation, 06 October 2011
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MCOT News, 06 October 2011
Voice of America, 07 October 2011
UNESCO offers help for flood-hit Ayutthaya World Heritage site
MCOT News, 07 October 2011