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Origins of Teravada Buddhism Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
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Sukhothai

Sukhothai was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a number of fine monuments, illustrating the beginnings of Thai architecture. The great civilization which evolved in the Kingdom of Sukhothai absorbed numerous influences and ancient local traditions; the rapid assimilation of all these elements forged what is known as the 'Sukhothai style'."

Place/country: Thailand,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Duration: 2 minutes
Credits:
NHK (publisher), UNESCO-WHC (producer), UNESCO TV (producer),
Published in: 1991

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