Fire destroys library of Wat Phanan Choeng

The library of Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya, containing many old and rare books, has been completely destroyed by a fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. 🙁

Fire burns down ancient book library of Wat Phanancheong
The Nation, 24 April 2012

A fire burned down the library building where an ancient tapitaka and many rare old books were kept in a famous temple in this central province Tuesday afternoon.

The fire broke out at 3 pm at the two-storey building of the temple. The fire quickly engulfed the building and destroyed all the books.

The abbot of the temple said the fire caused damages worth Bt40 million.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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