MoU promotes cross-border trips between Angkor and Sukhothai

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via Bangkok Post, 15 June 2018:

Thailand’s Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cambodia’s Apsara Authority to exchange knowledge and expertise about community-based tourism and World Heritage Site management.

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Dong Son drum found in Sukhothai province

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Dong Son Drum fragment from Sukhothai. Source: Post Today 2015044

Article is in Thai, but the picture says it all. A Dong Son drum (at least, a fragment of it) was found in Thailand’s Sukhothai province.

Dong Son Drum fragment from Sukhothai. Source: Post Today 2015044

Dong Son Drum fragment from Sukhothai. Source: Post Today 2015044

สุโขทัยพบกลองโบราณอายุกว่า2,500ปี…. อ่านต่อได้ที่
Post Today, 04 April 2015
Article is in Thai

สุโขทัย-พบกลองโบราณกลางไร่มันบ้านวังหาด นักโบราณคดีตรวจสอบแล้วพบมีอายุกว่า 2,500 ปี เมื่อวันที่4เม.ย.58 ที่บริเวณกลางไร่มันสำปะหลัง หมู่ 2 บ้านวังหาด ต.ตลิ่งชัน อ.บ้านด่านลานหอย จ.สุโขทัย ได้มีการค้นพบวัตถุโบราณลักษณะเป็นแผ่นสำริด……. อ่านต่อได้ที่

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Community-based tourism in Sukhothai

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Archaeology isn’t about ancient ruins and dead remains. Very often, the living still inhabit archaeological sites. The Nation features a project by Naresuan University to document the living traditions and lifestyle of the people inhabiting Sukohthai, Thailand’s first capital.

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A clearer eye on Sukhothai
The Nation, 05 January 2012
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New book on Sukhothai's Wat Si Chum

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Wat Si Chum is one of the more unusual and significant 13th century monuments in the ancient city of Sukhothai. A monumental Buddha is almost encased in a square building and an inner staircase circumambulates the statue with depictions of the Jataka tales, which talk about the past incarnations of Buddha. The wat is the subject of focus in a new book ‘Past Lives of the Buddha’ which is reviewed in this article in the Bangkok Post. You may place an order of the book on Amazon here.

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photo credit: Mikel L.

The many mysteries of Wat Si Chum

Bangkok Post, 21 September 2009
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Squatters damaging ancient Sukhothai

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The Thai Fine Arts department is sounding the alarm bells over the actions of squatters who are encroaching into the lands of the ancient Thai capital, Sukhothai. It doesn’t sound as if the squatters are damaging the site, I wonder if dialogue can be initiated between the squatters and the Fine Arts Department to come to a mutually beneficial agreement?

Sukhothai, Thailand
photo credit: minikin_hvh

Squatters are ‘damaging ancient ruins’
Bangkok Post, 11 March 2009
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