• The Nation
  • The Nation

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

Breaking News November 29, 2018 20:59

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik
The Nation

14,718 Viewed

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.

Most view