UNESCO Award for Wat Prayun Restoration

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Well I told you they had done a good job.

The restoration was recognised by Unesco this year with their Award of Excellence in the 2013 Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

My wife’s ancestors will be most gratified.

Flippancy aside the chedi provides for a wonderful sky line looking West over to the Thon Buri side of the Chao Phaya river. This beautiful sight reminds me why I live here and certainly not for the high rise luxury hotels and condos which increasingly dominate the riverside.

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About The Weary Traveller

I like to walk up and down hills. I've been so very fortunate to have lived most of my life in the Far East (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the Middle East (Qatar, Oman and U.A.E). I now live and work in Bangkok. I'm past the half century now and can't help but feel that some of the mountains that I've climbed lately I should have done yesteryear. The mind is willing if the legs are not always so. Here are some stories and realized dreams of hills climbed and, dales and deserts crossed. With a bit of art thrown in. I hope you might enjoy.
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