Vendors evicted as temple readies for heritage site status

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Wat Phra That Phanom. Source: Bangkok Post 20181107

via Bangkok Post, 07 November 2018:

Wat Phra That Phanom. Source: Bangkok Post 20181107

Wat Phra That Phanom. Source: Bangkok Post 20181107

Disgruntled vendors gathered outside historical Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom on Wednesday in protest against their eviction from the grounds to pave the way for registration of the temple as a Unesco World Heritage site.

About 100 vendors converged on the area in front of Wat Phra That Phanom Voramahaviharn, widely known as Wat Phra That Phanom, in That Phanom district to air their grievance.

Source: Vendors evicted as temple readies for heritage site status | Bangkok Post: news

Opposition to listing of Thai temple for World Heritage status

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Locals living near a proposed world heritage site in Thailand mount opposition to the listing, fearing changes to their way of life. Also interesting is that preparations to list the temple as a world heritage site is underway – perhaps indications that Thailand will not withdraw from the convention after all?

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