The Fine Arts Department of Thailand has created two special day-trips on 20 June, highlighting the water management systems and conservation efforts at the Ayutthaya World Heritage Site.

Note: We have reached the maximum number of subscribers for the site tours pre-registration. There may still be tickets available, please check back with the registration counter during the conference.

Tour 1: Water Management of Ayutthaya


Starting with a visit to Chao Sam Phraya Museum, this tour will focus on the rivers and canals of Ayutthaya. The tour will visit the remains of water gates such as Koa Plerg water gate, the water system in the Royal Palace, and the recently discovered pier at Pata Ku Cham near (Wat Tawed and Wat Tahoy).

Note: Some light hiking (approx. 1km) is expected in this trip.

Tour 2: Conservation Efforts at Ayutthaya


Starting with a visit to the Chao Sam Phraya Museum, this tour will focus on recent and ongoing conservation efforts at Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Chaiwattanaram and Wat Puttaisawan.

Both tours are expected to last for the full day, leaving from the S31 Hotel in the morning and returning in the evening. The cost of the tour is B1,000 or US$35, which covers the cost of transportation, lunch and refreshments. There are limited places for each tour and you are advised to book in advance.