The Dutch settlement of Ayutthaya

Baan Hollanda. Source: Bangkok Post 20140703

A feature on Baan Hollanda, the Dutch Settlement in the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya.

Baan Hollanda. Source: Bangkok Post 20140703
Baan Hollanda. Source: Bangkok Post 20140703

Dutch treat in Ayutthaya
Bangkok Post, 03 July 2014

Nestled on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in the ruins of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, next to Wat Phananchoeng and the remains of the old Japanese quarter, is a building of red and white bricks erected in memory of the Dutch settlement which had its headquarters here from the early 17th to the mid-18th century. Opened to the general public last year, Baan Hollanda now serves as an information centre on early Thai-Dutch relations.

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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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