Buri Ram pulls out the stops

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via The Nation, 22 March 2018: Phanom Rung is a Khmer temple located at the edge of an extinct volcano in Buri Ram province of northeast Thailand.

Buri Ram province, in cooperation with the Fine Arts Department and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), is organising the annual Phanom Rung Historical Park Festival 2018 from March 30 to April 1.

Source: Buri Ram pulls out the stops – The Nation

Khmer sites given heritage status

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03 May 3007 (Bangkok Post) – Three sites in Thailand are given World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.

Sites to get heritage status

Three ancient Khmer ruins and their surrounding areas and a historic park, all in the Northeast, have been declared World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), officials at the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry’s National Park Department said. The sanctuaries of Phimai in Nakhon Ratchasima, as well as Phanom Rung and Muang Tam in Buri Ram were given World Heritage status. Surrounding historic areas were also annexed to the heritage sites.

The other heritage site is Phu Phrabat historic park in Udon Thani.

The Unesco World Heritage Centre has agreed to register both the sanctuaries, their surroundings and Phu Phrabat as World Heritage sites, officials said.


Related Books:
The Art and Architecture of Thailand: From Prehistoric Times Through the Thirteenth Century by H. W. Woodward
The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham
– Northeast Thailand before Angkor: evidence from an archaeological excavation at the Prasat Hin Phimai by S. Talbot and C. Janthed