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.
Source: MoU promotes cross-border trips
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
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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Thailand unveils plans to promote the World Heritage site of Sukhothai as a hub for visiting other World Heritage Sites in ASEAN.
Sukhothai, Bangkok Post 20121015
Push for Sukhothai World Heritage listing
Bangkok Post, 15 October 2012
The Thai city of Sukhothai was reportedly flooded under a metre of water yesterday after a river bank collapsed, but the ancient city was reported unaffected.
Floods hit Sukhothai [Link no longer active]
TTR Weekly, 11 Sep 2012
Sukhothai floods as levees break
Bangkok Post, 11 Sep 2012
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.
photo credit: nova031
A clearer eye on Sukhothai
The Nation, 05 January 2012
Scholars from the Fine Arts Department report the discovery of an ancient Thai scriptural manuscript, published during the Ayutthaya period, in the National Archives in France.
Rare manuscript found in France
The Nation, 10 September 2011
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.
photo credit: Mikel L.
The many mysteries of Wat Si Chum
Bangkok Post, 21 September 2009
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?
photo credit: minikin_hvh
Squatters are ‘damaging ancient ruins’
Bangkok Post, 11 March 2009
It’s almost been a month since the last Wednesday Rojak, and that’s because I’ve been traveling quite heavily for the last three weeks because of the term break and some family matters. On the flip side, it also means that I’ve amassed a few stories for this week’s very belated edition of rojak! Beside visiting Borobudur and Angkor, we also have a closer look at some of the sites in the Philippines.
photo credit: thumbbook
In this week’s rojak, we take you to the spectacular temples of Cambodia, Java and Thailand.
photo credit: kurvenalbn