Ayutthaya not on the World Heritage Site endangered list yet

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Recent deliberations at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting earlier this month have decided not to put Ayutthaya on the world heritage endangered list.

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Historic City of Ayutthaya not on endangered world heritage site list
National News Bureau of Thailand, 03 July 2015

The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has resolved not to include the Historic City of Ayutthaya in the list of endangered world heritage sites, following the great floods of 2011 in Thailand.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Daopong Rattanasuwan and his team recently attended the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany.

The minister said that the decision by the panel not to include the Historic City of Ayutthaya on the world heritage site list was because Thailand’s efforts to restore the city did not follow the World Heritage Committee’s protocol.

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Ayutthaya flood aftermath

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More stories from the aftermath of this year’s floods which have directly affected the world heritage site of Ayutthaya.

Remnants of Buddhist Monastary in Ayutthaya Thailand
photo credit: jwvgoethe

Ayutthaya picks up the pieces as floodwaters recede [Link no longer active]
Monsters and Critics, 10 November 2011

Ayutthaya, after the floods
Bangkok Post, 17 November 2011

Fears for ancient Thai temples as floods recede [Link no longer active]
AFP, 20 November 2011
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Volunteers help clean up Ayutthaya… and you can help too!

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With the flood waters receding, volunteers are chipping in to help clean up the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. If you’re in the area and feel like lending a hand, another cleaning day will be held on December 5. Contact the Tourism Authority of Thailand Ayutthaya Office at (035) 246076-7.

Volunteers help clean up Ayutthaya. The Nation 20111116

Saving Ayutthaya
The Nation, 16 November 2011
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