• Wed, 29 May 2019 01:00
    Journey to happiness and well being
    Planet Happiness and Thai government agency Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) are joining up to conduct a survey of happiness levels of host communities in the World Heritage sites of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya.
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
    Evicted Karen want heritage status delayed
    ETHNIC KAREN have asked United Nations policymakers to suspend plans to declare Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex a World Heritage site.
  • Fri, 01 Mar 2019 01:00
    Park’s special status ‘at risk’ over drilling hole
    Thailand’s Sri Thep Historical Park in Phetchabun may lose the chance to become a World Heritage Site if the government allows an oil company to build a drilling hole nearby, according to Wison Kosotanon, president of the Phetchabun Culture Council.
  • Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:00
    High in the sky to Ha Long Bay
    Vietjet kicks the Year of the Pig by opening a new route between Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don in Quang Ninh Province, the gateway to the Unesco World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay.
  • Sat, 12 Jan 2019 01:00
    Unesco has recognised more than 1,000 places in 167 countries and territories as World Heritage sites. Of these, five are located in Thailand. Over 50 sites are considered to be in danger, threatened by armed conflict, climate change, over-development or mismanagement.
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:05
    Preah Vihear’s ancient Koh Ker temple seeks World Heritage Status
    The Cambodian government is preparing a proposal to register the ancient Koh Ker temple in Preah Vihear province as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:41
    Unesco visits Kui Buri park to gauge situation
    Representatives of Unesco’s World Heritage Committee visited the Kui Buri National Park on Sunday to gather information about the conflicts it has been hit with, and gauge if the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, which it is part of, can be granted the World Heritage Site status.
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:12
    Is tourism making us happy?
    Planet Happiness, a new global survey of local residents’ happiness in World Heritage sites, has been launched to address the issue of overtourism that becomes a major concern in visitor hotspots around the world, especially World Heritage sites.
  • Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:33
    UNESCO lists Korean mountain Buddhist temples as World Heritage sites
    Seven ancient Korean mountain temples, which typify the way Buddhism in the country has merged with indigenous beliefs and styles, were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites on Saturday.
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  • Wed, 30 May 2018 01:00
    Raid on forest encroachers finds land for sale
    MANY OF those charged with encroaching on forest near Khao Yai National Park, a world heritage site, are defying the law by refusing to leave their seized plots and even putting the land up for sale.
  • Sun, 06 May 2018 01:00
    Kanchanaburi to seek recognition of Death Railway as a World Heritage Site
    KANCHANABURI is pushing for its historically significant Death Railway to become a World Heritage Site.
  • Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:21
     Ancient giant shark tooth goes missing in Australia
    Sydney - A giant fossilised tooth from a prehistoric shark has gone missing from a supposedly secret location at a remote Australian World Heritage site, and wildlife officials want it back.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:48
    Natural beauty and cultural attractions
    Unesco has announced 21 new World Heritage Sites; three natural and 18 cultural.
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:15
    Pattani schools grads cause international furor over writing on World Heritage stones
    An executive of a Pattani school has apologised over a recent incident in which more than one school graduate reportedly wrote on ancient stones at a World Heritage Site in Jordan.
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:50
    Countries with the most Unesco world heritage sites
    Italy has the highest number of Unesco heritage sites in the world.  In Asia, it is China and India that house the most heritage sites.
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