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Nakhon Phanom prepares to submit Wat Phra That Phanom as world heritage site

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Historic Temple Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom flooded as Thai river overflows

Historic Temple Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom flooded as Thai river overflows. Photo. Hdamm / Wikimedia Commons.


NAKHON PHANOM, 31 January 2017 (NNT) – Nakhon Phanom province is preparing to renovate and promote Wat Phra That Phanom, before submitting it for review as a UNESCO world heritage site.

At a meeting hosted by Nakhon Phanom University, Deputy Governor Paitoon Rakprathet claimed that Wat Phra That Phanom has both historical and religious significance. The site is estimated to be over 2,000 years old, while the temple itself has been the destination of religious pilgrimages for Buddhists in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. In March each year, a ceremony is held at the temple to pay respects to Phra That Phanom, the stupa that houses Buddha’s remains.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Jettana Pantana
Rewriter: Benjamin Rujopakarn
National News Bureau Of Thailand


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