Top 10 endangered Asian historic sites
NEW YORK, 9 May 2012: The Global Heritage Fund, which promotes the preservation of historic architectural sites around the world, issued a finalised list earlier this week of the top 10 most endangered sites in Asia, some of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
On the endangered list:
1. Ayutthaya in Thailand, a former Siamese capital known as the “Venice of the East.”
2. Fort Santiago and Intramuros in the Philippines.
4. Mahasthangarh, one of South Asia’s earliest archeological sites in Bangladesh.
5. Mes Aynak, an Afghan Buddhist monastery complex on the Silk Road.
6. Myauk-U, capital of the first Arakenese kingdom in Myanmar.
7. Plain of Jars, a mysterious megalithic site in Laos.
8. Preah Vihear, a Khmer architectural masterpiece in Cambodia.
9. Rakhigari, one of the biggest, ancient Indus sites in India.
10. Taxila, an ancient economic crossroads in Pakistan.
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