Ayutthaya top site in Asia threatened by economic expansion

Ayutthaya top site in Asia threatened by economic expansion – Newsweek, May 4, 2012
…The top 10 endangered sites in Asia, according to the Global Heritage Fund, are:
1. Ayutthaya in Thailand, a former Siamese capital known as the “Venice of the East…”

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3 Responses to Ayutthaya top site in Asia threatened by economic expansion

  1. Wiz says:

    Now, Fine Arts Dept has sent the Protesting letter to UNESCO by pointing out that Ayutthaya Historical Sites getting the continuous funds for preservation from the government including 500 Million Baht repairing funds after the flood of 2011
    http://www.manager.co.th/Home/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9550000055465

  2. Wiz says:

    Here is Thai version of “Ayutthaya top site in Asia threatened by economic expansion” but it is translated as “Ayutthaya top site in Asia threatened to be vanished”
    http://www.manager.co.th/Around/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9550000055226

  3. Wiz says:

    Now, Officer from UNESCO office in Thailand has explained that the one that list Ayutthaya o n the top site in Asia threatened by economic expansion is from Global Heritage Fund which is NGO group – contrast to World Heritage Fund of UNESCO … The lost in translation into Thai has cause such a BIG MISUNDERSTANDING.

    http://www.manager.co.th/QOL/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9550000055931

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