Si Satchanalai 2 - Jim Wageman

Following the decline of Sukhothai and the subsequent rise of Ayutthaya, and after repeated incursions by invading Burmese armies, Si Satchanalai nearly faded into history. By the 18th century it had been all but forgotten. Restoration efforts initiated in the 1980s by Thailand’s Fine Arts Department, however, have resulted in a renewed awareness of the significance of Si Satchanalai and its legacy.