Phimai residents oppose Fine Arts Dept move to declare ‘historic site’

via Bangkok Post, 25 Feb 2018: Phimai is a 12th century Angkorian temple located in Northeast Thailand.

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Residents in Tambon Phimai Municipality of Phimai district have raised an objection to the Fine Arts Department’s move to declare a 2,658-rai area a historic site, saying that they have lived in the area for generations, and have proper legal documents to prove their right to occupy the land.

Source: Phimai residents oppose Fine Arts Dept move to declare ‘historic site’

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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