Remembering Ayutthaya; Pichaya Svasti; Bangkok Post

Thailand – Historic City of Ayutthaya

To celebrate the 666th anniversary of Ayutthaya Kingdom, an old capital of Thailand, and the 25th anniversary of Ayutthaya as a Unesco World Heritage Site, numerous activities under the theme of “Development In Accordance With The Footsteps Of Phraya Boran Ratchathanin” will be held by the Fine Arts Department and several public and private agencies at the Chantharakasem National Museum in Ayutthaya until Sunday.

Phraya Boran Ratchathanin, or Chao Khun Krung, was a pioneer of the conservation of Ayutthaya. He was the superintendent commissioner of Ayutthaya Region from 1903-1929 who surveyed Ayutthaya and drew a detailed map of the city. He wrote several books about the history and archaeology of Ayutthaya and also founded Boran Phiphitthaphan, which was later renamed Chantharakasem National Museum.

“The year 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of Phraya Boran Ratchathanin’s birth.” Anandha Chuchoti, director-general of the Fine Arts Department, noted.

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