Ayutthaya - Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Thailand


General Attributes
DOI10.26301/taz6-n215
Project NameAyutthaya - Wat Phra Si Sanphet
CountryThailand
StatusPublished
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry256.11 GBNikon D810 , DJI Phantom 4 Pro DSLR , Drone
LiDAR - Terrestrial71.63 GBFaro Focus S350 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Background
Site DescriptionFounded in 1350 C.E., Ayutthaya was the Siamese capital of Thailand until the 18th century. Ayutthaya developed into a booming city starting in 1378 C.E., surpassing the old capital of Sukhothai. King Ramathibodi declared Ayutthaya the new capital and it was named after a magical kingdom from the Ramakien, an epic story about Thailand. The city was attacked and burned to the ground in 1767 C.E. by the Burmese army. The only remaining buildings in Ayutthaya are of stone, as the wood structure burned to the ground in 1767 C.E. After the destruction of Ayutthaya, the capital was moved to Bangkok and there was an effort to recreate the urban template and architecture of Ayutthaya. In Thai, the official name of Bangkok retains Ayutthaya as part of the formal name.
Project DescriptionThe CyArk field mission to Ayutthaya took place in June 2017. The archaeological complex of Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the focus of the expedition, was impacted during a major flood event in 2011.The primary purpose of the trip was to assist UNESCO and the Fine Arts Department (FAD) of Thailand in mapping the site and providing detailed documentation surrounding the subsidence of the monuments. The documentation was conducted utilizing LiDAR and both aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry. Our work was supported through a generous grant from Seagate.
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Collection Date2017-06-19 to 2017-06-26
Publication Date2018-04-16
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Entities
ContributorsCyArk
CollectorsCyArk
FundersSeagate
PartnersUNESCO Bangkok
Site AuthorityFine Arts Department of Thailand
Citation
CyArk 2018: Ayutthaya - Wat Phra Si Sanphet - Photogrammetry , LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk . Distrubuted by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/taz6-n215

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