Thai Government urged to delist World Heritage sites

 Thai Government urged to delist World Heritage sites

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Academics yesterday called on the government to delist the country’s five Unesco World Heritage Sites, saying the designation was just a meaningless tourism and travel symbol.

“It’s a shame for Thailand if the government continues to use the World Heritage sign in front of the sites after its withdrawal from the World Heritage Convention,” said Adul Wichiencharoen, a former member of the National World Heritage Committee.

The World Heritage Committee’s process of considering the registration of a World Heritage Site is without academic principle, he said.

Read more: The Nation


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