Historical sites in Ayutthaya under close watch


AYUTTHAYA, 4 September 2011 – The Fine Arts Department is keeping a close watch on historical sites in flood-torn provinces as the flooding is still far from over.

For the time being, officials have placed sand bags to protect ancient temples from floods.

Heavy floods have wreaked havoc in Sukhothai, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Chainat and Ubon Ratchathani provinces.

Meanwhile, the Religious Affairs Department has reported that more than 150 Buddhist temples have been affected by the inundation. The situation in Bang Ban Distrcit in Ayutthaya is the most worrisome. Donations for these temples can be made at the Department of Religious Affairs.

Prime Minister’s Office Minister MD Surawit Khonsomboon is due to visit flood-torn areas in Ayutthaya on September 8.