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Remembering The Renaissance

A new exhibition honours the revival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka after the perilous voyage of a brave Thai monk

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Thailand and Sri Lanka, Siam and Ceylon, Ayutthaya and Kandy. The ties between these two sister nations go back 260 years. Last week Museum Siam, the National Discovery Museum Institute, in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry, opened the exhibition "Origin Of Siam-Lanka Wongse: Upali's Pilgrimage, 260 Years Of Siamese Heritage In Sri Lanka", which honours the religious mission by Phra Upali Maha Thera. 

A photo display titled ‘‘Sri Lanka-Thailand: Striking Resemblance’’ by Fotounited at the ‘‘Origin Of Siam-Lanka Wongse’’ exhibition.

"Beyond commemorating the 260th anniversary of the establishment of Siam Nikaya [Siam-Lanka Wongse] in Sri Lanka, the exhibition reveals the history between two nations that have aided each other and created a long-lasting relationship through a common religion," Prime Minister's Office Minister Santi Prompat said at the opening ceremony.

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