Grand celebration for Ayutthaya as World Heritage

Ayutthaya World Heritage site

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The Ayutthaya World Heritage and Red Cross Fair 2009 will be held from 11-20 December 2009 at the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park to celebrate its prestigious title as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

Highlights of the event are agricultural exhibitions, a food fair, a Thai-style country song singing contest, floating market activities, cultural performances and a beauty pageant. Booths selling locally-made OTOP products and well known goods from 16 districts can be enjoyed as well as.

Ayutthaya was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.

The “Krung Si Ayutthaya: The Great Kings” is a light and sound performance exclusively for this event. The opening ceremony will take place on 11 December 2009. Tickets will cost 200 baht and 500 baht.

Ayutthaya is located in the northern region of Thailand. It was the previous capital of Thailand since 1350 before it was colonized by Myanmar in 1767. At present, the ancient city boasts a number of magnificent ruins that reflect its rich history and legacy of prosperous Thailand. (NNT)

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