Hope returns for Phuket Old Town to be granted World Heritage status

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Phuket Old Town. Source: Phuket News 20190905
Phuket Old Town. Source: Phuket News 20190905

via Phuket News, 05 Sep 2019: Fine Arts Department of Thailand getting ready to list Phuket Old Town as a World Heritage Site.

Department Director-General Anan Chuchot said that the Fine Arts Department is working with Phuket officials to present the application.

“We are preparing the documents to present Phuket Old Town to be listed in the Tentative list next year,” Mr Anan said.

Mr Anan explained that for the application Phuket Old Town was defined as the area comprising Rassada Rd, Phang Nga Rd, Yaowarat Rd, Krabi Rd, Dibuk Rd and Thalang Rd.

“The area is full of houses in Sino-Portuguese style, which is a good combination of Western and Eastern styles,” he said.

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