Ready for a little trip? Today we are going to the Historic City of Ayutthaya, in Thailand.
Founded in 1350, Ayuttahaya was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. It flourished from the 14th to the 18th centuries, during which time it grew to be one of the world’s largest and most cosmopolitan urban areas and a center of global diplomacy and commerce. Ayutthaya was strategically located on an island surrounded by three rivers connecting the city to the sea. This site was chosen because it was located above the tidal bore of the Gulf of Siam as it existed at that time, thus preventing attack of the city by the sea-going warships of other nations. The location also helped to protect the city from seasonal flooding.
The city was attacked and razed by the Burmese army in 1767 who burned the city to the ground and forced the inhabitants to abandon the city. The city was never rebuilt in the same location and remains known today as an extensive archaeological site.
The archaeological ruins of Ayutthaya are characterized by the remains of tall prang (reliquary towers) and Buddhist monasteries of monumental proportions, which give an idea of the city’s past size and the splendor of its architecture.
The Historic City of Ayutthaya was inscribed on @UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1991.
Learn more about this site here: http://on.unesco.org/2nUe8jw
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This Thursday at 12:00 pm, interview with Karim Moussaoui, the 2016 laureate of the Gan Foundation for Cinema, Director and writer of the film Until the Birds Return (now in theaters in France).
The Algerian director will talk about promoting cinema in his home country, the making of independent films, working conditions, the challenges brought by the digital world and the impact on cultural policies in North Africa of the 2005 UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
More info: #SupportCreativity
To #SupportCreativity means to support an industry of:
▪️ US$ 2,250 bn in revenues
▪️ 30 million jobs.
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