List of World Heritage Sites in Thailand
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List of World Heritage Sites in Thailand

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated five World Heritage sites in Thailand.[1] The UNESCO World Heritage sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

Inscribed sites

Location of World Heritage Sites in Thailand. Red: cultural sites, green: natural sites.

Tentative list

The following 6 sites are on the tentative list for Thailand, meaning that the government intends to consider them for nomination in the future:[7]

Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam
Phimai historical park
Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima and Surin Provinces
15°13?N 102°29?E / 15.217°N 102.483°E / 15.217; 102.483 (Angkor Roads)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)
-- 2004 [8]
Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC)
Kaeng Krachan National Park
Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces
13°14?N 5°5?E / 13.233°N 5.083°E / 13.233; 5.083 (Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex)
Natural:
(x)
482,225 (1,191,600) 2011 [9]
Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat
Chedi Phra Baromathat
Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
24°47?N 99°57?E / 24.783°N 99.950°E / 24.783; 99.950 (Phra Baromathat)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (vi)
137 (340) 2012 [10]
Phuphrabat Historical Park
Tham Khon prehistoric rock painting
Udon Thani Province
17°42?N 102°22?E / 17.700°N 102.367°E / 17.700; 102.367 (Phu Phra Bat Historical Park)
Cultural:
(iii), (iv), (v), (vi)
500 (1,200) 2004 [11]
Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna
Wat Phra Singh
Chiang Mai Province
18°47?43?N 98°59?55?E / 18.79528°N 98.99861°E / 18.79528; 98.99861 (Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna)
Cultural:
(i),(ii), (iii),(vi)
- 2015 [12]
Phra That Phanom, its related historic buildings and associated landscape
That Phanom
Nakhon Phanom Province
16°56?33?N 104°43?26?E / 16.94250°N 104.72389°E / 16.94250; 104.72389 (Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna)
Cultural:
(ii),(iv),(vi)
- 2017 [13]

Current status

In July 2015 and July 2016, the Thai Government requested the World Heritage Committee at its 39th and 40th sessions in Bonn, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey to consider the inscription of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), while IUCN and the World Heritage Committee recognized the outstanding universal value of the site, in 2015, the committee decided to refer the nomination because of concerning on serious human rights violation toward Karen people in the Kaeng Krachan National Park. In 2016, the committee decided to refer the nomination again after received concern from Myanmar Government on unclear border demarcation between Thailand and Myanmar on the western site of Kaeng Krachan National Park.

Thai Government nominated Phu Phra Bat Historical Park in 2016, but decided to withdraw after received recommendation from ICOMOS to redraft the nomination dossier.

Performance of Thailand in UNESCO

See also

References

  1. ^ "World Heritage Properties in Thailand". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Ban Chiang Archaeological Site". UNESCO. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex". UNESCO. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Historic City of Ayutthaya". UNESCO. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ "Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns". UNESCO. Retrieved 2010.
  6. ^ "Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries". UNESCO. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "Tentative Lists: Thailand". UNESCO. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Phuphrabat Historical Park". UNESCO. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ "Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna". UNESCO. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Phra That Phanom, its related historic buildings and associated landscape". UNESCO. Retrieved 2017.

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