Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

Cyber brickbats thrown as wall at ancient Ayutthaya wall comes down

Recommended Posts

Cyber brickbats thrown as wall at ancient Ayutthaya wall comes down

By THE NATION

 

800_c492d2aea03a0e3.jpg?v=1566284570

UNESCO-recognised Wat Chai Wattanaram, in a 2011 file photo

 

The provincial historical park in Ayutthaya has come under fire over a renovation project at a key site following the demolition of a wall. 

 

Chief of the park, Sukanya Baonert, today visited the site at Wat Chaiwattanaram but refused to give interviews, instead ordering her staff to take pictures of all reporters at the scene.

 

She said only that the renovations involved the construction of a new wall on the site of an ancient wall.

 

Wat Chaiwattanaram has long been known as a key attraction in the old Ayutthaya Kingdom, and it is granted a World Heritage status for many years.

 

The issue has become an online drama and drawn a large amount of negative feedback on social media despite a third-party post defending the renovation work, saying that the “ancient wall” was not an original one, but had been re-built just 30 years ago.

 

The Fine Arts Bureau Regional Office Zone 3, the umbrella agency in charge of the provincial historical park in Ayutthaya, has not made any public statements over this issue or other topics mostly involving similar demolitions, which were also the subject of online debate.

 

The original post over the demolition of the “ancient wall” questioned why it was not being removed “brick-by-brick”, instead of in its entirety to make way for the new wall and re-wiring work.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375048

 

nation.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-20

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Renovating has a total different meaning in Thailand. In Lampang they "renovated" the ancient city wall, with normal new bricks and I think the same thing happened in Chiang Mai  also.

Edited by RotMahKid
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, webfact said:

Chief of the park, Sukanya Baonert, today visited the site at Wat Chaiwattanaram but refused to give interviews, instead ordering her staff to take pictures of all reporters at the scene.

 

I guess that the edditers of the newspapers will soon receive a summons for daring to report the news!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Colabamumbai said:

What, no foreigners sitting on it. 

Standing on it taking fashion type selfies ?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

probably selling the old bricks as souvenirs and using new ones instead, maybe they should have had a historian show proof it was not ancient before they started to dismantle it especially as its world heritage

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...