Park to file for World Heritage status

Hor Nang Usa in Phu Phra Bat Historical Park in Udon Thani is to be nominated to be considered a Unesco World Heritage Site. (Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand)

Thailand’s Committee for the World Heritage Convention, led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, is collecting details of a nomination for Udon Thani’s Phu Phra Bat Historical Park to be considered a World Heritage Site in Thailand. Unesco.

The nomination dossier will also nominate the Si Ma cultural site and Wat Phraputthabat Bua Ban in Ban Phue district for Unesco, Lt. Gen. Phatchasak Patirupanon, deputy spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister, said on Monday.

The nomination follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in May between the Department of Fine Arts (FAD) and the Royal Forestry Department regarding the inscription of the park on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Unesco.

Kittiphan Phansuwan, director general of the ADF, said the committee would forward the proposal to parties concerned with national heritage issues before submitting it in January to Unesco, which would then consider it for several months.

Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, according to Lieutenant General Phatchasak, is one of the Thai cultural sites that testify to the prehistoric beliefs of the region.

The park features unusual rock formations and ancient designs, which illustrate the Theravada Buddhist beliefs of the Si Ma people.

Thailand currently has six Unesco World Heritage sites, he said.

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