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Chiang Mai park to be proposed for world heritage status

Itiporn  Lakarnchua

 

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BANGKOK, 14th September 2018 (NNT) – The World Heritage Committee has given its approval to proposals to acknowledge cultural heritage sites throughout Chiang Mai, which is to submit a request for UNESCO World Heritage status this September 30. 

Khun Sirikitiya Jensen led the drafting of an action plan for the development and preservation of historic and cultural sites in Chiang Mai, once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Feedback on the plan is being collected so that Si Thep Historical Park can be proposed for World Heritage status. 

Opinions on the plan are being collected from across the globe to ensure it meets UNESCO's requirements. 

The park was placed on a tentative list of world heritage sites in 2015 but will be inspected once again before it is the subject of further consideration. Documentation for the proposal is to be submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage body on September 30. 

 

 

 
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Good maybe the town will get its act together and clean up.  Hanging wires, plastic advertising, unpainted cement houses and traffic chaos.  Anice list of well overdue work for the incompetent municipal authorities to start work on.  They need a savage kick in the backside.

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Although it is arguably too late, it could be Chiang Mai's last chance as remaining at all recognisable as a historical city. I notice that it includes the inner moat area as well as the Chiang mai Gate area and Tapae / Chiang Moi (I would guess as far as Kampaengdin.) Maybe Wat Kate should be included too?

Unfortunately a lot of the older buildings are wood and therefore don't last so long, but still a lot of things could be done. All the wires should be buried , and that includes the smaller sois, trees planted for shade, billboards got rid of etc.

Also there would need to be some overseeing in the mindless and often inappropriate building /restoration that goes on at many of the temples.

Not forgetting any budget that comes with this project needs to be completely transparent and accountable , otherwise it will all be a complete waste of time.

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16 hours ago, cmsally said:

Although it is arguably too late, it could be Chiang Mai's last chance as remaining at all recognisable as a historical city. I notice that it includes the inner moat area as well as the Chiang mai Gate area and Tapae / Chiang Moi (I would guess as far as Kampaengdin.) Maybe Wat Kate should be included too?

Unfortunately a lot of the older buildings are wood and therefore don't last so long, but still a lot of things could be done. All the wires should be buried , and that includes the smaller sois, trees planted for shade, billboards got rid of etc.

Also there would need to be some overseeing in the mindless and often inappropriate building /restoration that goes on at many of the temples.

Not forgetting any budget that comes with this project needs to be completely transparent and accountable , otherwise it will all be a complete waste of time.

Unfortunately, as good as your proposals are,  therein lies your biggest obstacle.....

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