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Thailand’s ‘khon’ dance added to Unesco heritage list

Art November 29, 2018 20:59

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik
The Nation

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Unesco added Thailand’s khon (masked dance) to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List on Thursday at a summit in the Mauritius capital of Port Louis.



Several officials from the Culture Ministry and experts from Thailand attended the meeting in Mauritius. 

Meanwhile, a similar dance style in Cambodia, called the lakhon khon, was inscribed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage “in need of urgent safeguarding” on Wednesday. 

Lakhon khol, a court dance, was added to the Unesco Representative List in 2008.