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Preservation of the 17th-Century Wat Chaiwatthanaram

17th century

Cultural Heritage Center, U.S. Department of State

Cultural Heritage Center, U.S. Department of State
United States

This multi-phase AFCP project supported the documentation, assessment, and conservation of the 17th-century Wat Chaiwatthanaram in the historical city of Ayutthaya. A major tourist attraction, this temple was inundated by severe flooding in 2011 which damaged brickwork, stucco, woodwork and mural paintings. The project involved intensive surveys and stabilization of the site, including laser scanning and digital mapping, field tests of conservation techniques, and the conservation of several pavilions.

Details

  • Title: Preservation of the 17th-Century Wat Chaiwatthanaram
  • Date Created: 17th century
  • Location Created: Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Rights: World Monuments Fund

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