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Thai Cabinet Pushes for UNESCO Heritage Tag for Songkhla


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The Thai Cabinet has approved the proposal to get UNESCO World Heritage status for four ancient towns in Songkhla province. This is a significant move aimed at preserving the rich cultural heritage in the region.

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been assigned to prepare the proposal to be submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

 

The submission was scheduled for April 15 and the decision will be taken during the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will convene in New Delhi, India from July 21 to 31.

 

The project, under the title 'Songkhla and its Associated Lagoon Settlements', encompasses four districts: Ranot, Sathing Phra, Singhanakhon, and Mueang Songkhla. The Songkhla Lagoon, Thailand's only brackish water lagoon with unique, centuries-old cultural practices, is part of this endeavour.

 

The application includes historic treasures like Phang Yang, Phakho, Si Yang of Sathing Phra, Pom Khai Singkora, and Songkhla Old Town including Bo Yang as reported by Pattaya Mail.

 

Thailand, having already four sites on the World Heritage List including the Historic Town of Sukhothai, the Historic City of Ayutthaya, the Ban Chiang Archaeological Site, and the Ancient Town of Si Thep, aims to add more cultural sites to this prestigious list.

 

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-- ASEAN NOW 2024-04-25

 

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14 minutes ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Disgusting. Another foreign tourist topless on a beach. Have they no shame?

 

Now the Danish are getting involved🤔

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