This photograph taken on November 1, 2020 shows tourists visiting the Chiang Dao caves complex, which goes on for more than 10km and contains shrines, statues and Buddha images, located some 70km north of Chiang Mai. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Chiang Mai’s Doi Chiang Dao declared new UNESCO biosphere reserve

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved Thailand’s Doi Chiang Dao in the northern province of Chiang Mai as a new biosphere reserve, the fifth of…

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Embracing intangible cultural heritage

While countries around the world are harnessing their unique mix of cultural heritage to boost their economies Thailand, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations with a rich and…

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(Photo by Kaeng Krachan National Park)

Did UNESCO add fuel to the fire by inscribing Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex?

The listing of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex as a World Heritage Site has added another jewel to Thailand’s collection of globally-recognized natural and cultural treasures. However, UNESCO’s inscription also further…

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Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan forest listed as world natural heritage site

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) agreed to list Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan forest complex as a world natural heritage site during its 44th session, held online between July 16th and 31st…

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China’s port city of Quanzhou won UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status

Southeast China’s port city of Quanzhou, once hailed as “the very great and noble city” by the Italian explorer Marco Polo, won UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status Sunday, bringing the…

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Prince Naris at Ban Plainern. (Photo by Ban Plai Nern)

Prince Naris: The Great Craftsman of Siam

Art enthusiasts raise a glass to this talented artist, architect, musician, and writer on his birthday April 28 is an important date for art enthusiasts and the culturally aware as…

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Thailand to nominate tom yum kung for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

The Thai cabinet today endorsed the Culture Ministry’s proposal to nominate Thailand’s most popular dish, tom yum gung, for inclusion on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Government deputy spokesperson, Ms….

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre has acknowledged the plight of Bangkloi Karen villagers

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has responded to the Bangkloi indigenous Karen people’s petition, for the centre to delay its consideration of Thailand’s application for Kaeng Krachan national park to…

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Thai Cabinet approves the formation of a National Committee on Geoparks

The Cabinet has approved the setting up of the National Committee on Geoparks, as proposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Chaired by the Minister of Natural Resources…

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Traditional Thai massage get UNESCO heritage status

At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill — the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which was added Thursday to UNESCO’s prestigious…

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HM Queen Sirikit credited for Unesco’s listing of Khon as cultural heritage

Thai khon drama or the masked dance drama has been listed as intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco on Thursday. On the same occasion, Unesco also listed Cambodia’s khon drama…

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