via Bangkok Post, 03 Feb 2020: Thailand is preparing to nominate Phanom Rung and associated temples Prasat Muang Tam and Prasat Plaibat as a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Bangkok Post article makes it seem as if the listing is imminent and a sure thing, but in reality the assessment takes a few years and inscription into the World Heritage list is not assured.
Provincial authorities and residents in the lower northeastern province of Buri Ram are confident Phanom Rung Historical Park, also known as Prasat Phanom Rung, and two nearby ancient sites will soon be declared Unesco World Heritage sites.
Unesco’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) agreed to add Phanom Rung Historical Park, Prasat Muang Tam and Prasat Plaibat in Chalerm Phrakiat district to its “tentative list” of cultural world heritage sites last year, says Buri Ram governor Thirawat Woottikhun.
The WHC suggested Thailand prepares documents for the next step in the process of listing them.