Wat Phra Si San Phet gets the 3D treatment

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Bangkok Post, 28 June 2017: The Ayutthaya temple of Wat Phra Si San Phet gets the digital 3D scanning treatment.

From now people will be able to virtually experience the historic city of Ayutthaya anytime and anywhere, as Wat Phra Si San Phet has been digitally preserved thanks to CyArk, an international non-profit organisation that works in collaboration with Seagate Thailand and Unesco.

Source: Capturing time | Bangkok Post: tech

Fire guts building in Ayutthaya world heritage site | Bangkok Post: news

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Bangkok Post, 17 April 2017: An interpretive learning center on the grounds of Ayutthaya’s Wat Phra Sri Sanphet burned down last week. The cause is as yet unknown.

AYUTTHAYA – A fire has destroyed a traditional Thai-style structure in the Unesco World Heritage Site in this central province.

Source: Fire guts building in Ayutthaya world heritage site | Bangkok Post: news

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The ruins of Ayutthaya, Venice of the East

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A couple of weeks ago, I visited Thailand and made a trip to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, capital of the Siamese kingdom from the 14th to 18th centuries. The city eventually fell to the Burmese, and the kingdom moved the capital to what is known as Bangkok today. But the ancient city still endures, and today it’s a World Heritage Site that’s a great way to spend a day or two if you’re based in Bangkok. In this post I’ll highlight some of the major sites and ruins in the Ayutthaya Historical Park.

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