Thailand prepares more sites for the world heritage list

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Thailand announces ongoing fact-finding programmes to propose five new sites into Unesco’s World Heritage Site list by next year. Among the sites are the ancient cities of Chiang Saen and Suvannakhomkham, which shares Laotian territory; the Lanna kingdom in the north, as well as the Srivijaya-Nakhon Si Tammarat cultural route.

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Ministry to seek heritage status for ancient cities
The Nation, 4 June 2009
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Thai Srivijaya to be a World Heritage Site?

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May thanks to Andy for the heads up. The Thai Fine Arts Department is hoping to propose three new sites in Thailand: Lanna, a section of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok and the Srivijaya ruins in Southern Thailand.

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Anusorn pushes for listing of Thai sites
Bangkok Post, 17 June 2008
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