The Thai government has given its stamp of approval for Ayutthaya to bid for hosting the World Expo for 2020. The World Expo is thought to be one of the world’s most prestigious cultural events, after the Olympics and the World Cup, the most recent one being held in Shanghai. One wonders what the impact of a large number of visitors will be on the ruins of Ayutthaya (already a UNESCO World Heritage Site) should the city’s bid be successful, though.
Ayutthaya chosen as bid city for World Expo 2020
The Nation, 05 April 2011
Ayutthaya to be nominated as World Expo site
Bangkok Post, 05 April 2011
Ayutthaya Wins The Bid To Host World Expo 2020
Pattaya Daily News, 05 April 2011