Every effort made to protect Thailand’s historical sites from floods
The Fine Arts Department is working hard to ensure Thailand’s historical sites are protected from the ongoing flood crisis.
Prateep Pengtako, the department’s director-general, said related agencies have been instructed to keep a close eye on sites in their area.
The situation in three historical parks in Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet has been resolved due to a drop in rainfall. However, the laterite stone walls in Kamphaeng Phet’s Wat Phra Non and Thung Setthi Fort have been slightly damaged by falling trees.
“Tourists can visit the Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet historical parks as normal,” the Fine Arts Department’s 6th Regional Office said.
Meanwhile, officials have been putting up barriers against rising water levels at several historical sites in Ayutthaya, including Wat Choeng Tha, Wat Kasattrathirat Worawiharn, as well as the Portuguese and Holland Villages.
The department has also prepared equipment and is cooperating with provincial authorities to monitor the situation closely.
In Nakhon Ratchasima, the 10th Regional Office of Fine Arts Department has deployed officials to set up sandbag barriers and two water pumps at museums located near the Mun River. Recent flooding has also damaged the Lower Lam Chiang Krai Reservoir.
Meanwhile, water pumps have been set up near the Phimai Stone Castle in Phimai Historical Park even though floodwaters have started receding.