Pagoda seeks World Heritage status

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 16 September 2016: Thailand’s tourism officials are  confident Phra Mahathat Woramahawiharn Temple in Nakhon Si Thammarat province will one day soon gain UNESCO World Heritage listing.

The country’s Ministry of Culture preparing documents to complete the process that will ultimately include the Buddhist temple on the list for UNESCO World Heritage consideration.

Currently, the ministry is compiling English language documents and if they are completed in time the process will move to the next stage, which includes officially filing the temple on a list for consideration at the next UNESCO annual general meeting in 2017. Read more