Ayutthaya World Heritage & Red Cross Fair
Celebrates Anniversary of Park Being Designated
Cultural World Heritage Site
February 11, 2010 03:00 AM Eastern Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province recently celebrated its 8th
anniversary of the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park being designated a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site at
the Ayutthaya World Heritage and Red Cross Fair. This annual fair at the ancient historical site in Thailand was
arranged by Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province; Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial Administrative
Organization; Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Municipality, Fine Arts Department; the Tourism Authority of Thailand
(TAT); and other public and private agencies.
The Ayutthaya World Heritage and Red Cross Fair, that took place on December 11 – 20, 2009, featured a
colorful program of cultural highlights and activities, like fascinating presentations of Thailand culture and arts, the
famous floating market, and food fair. The food fair offered an exquisite variety of traditional and modern Thai dishes
and local produce.
Visitors were able to explore a historical recreation of a traditional marketplace of the Ayutthaya period and use
replicas of the ancient Phot Duang coins to trade for food and dessert. There was a Thai Country Singing Contest
hosted by the Community and Village Leaders, folk music, folk song contests, and local beauty pageants that added
to the joyful environment of the fair.
The Ayutthaya World Heritage and Red Cross Fair was also just as popular with international travelers as with the
local residents of the province, due to the wide range of booths that take part in the fair. Each booth offered an
assorted selection of produce, products, as well as unique arts and crafts under the “One Tambon One Product”
label, created by members of the 16 subdistricts (tambons) of Ayutthaya.
With 15 shows during the 10 days and 10 nights of the Ayutthaya World Heritage and Red Cross Fair, the fair
ended every e