List of World Heritage Sites in Thailand

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The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated five World Heritage Sites in the Thailand.[1] The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

Location of sites[edit]

Inscribed sites[edit]

Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
Vase with red and white design.
Udon Thani Province
17°32′55″N 103°47′23″E / 17.54861°N 103.78972°E / 17.54861; 103.78972 (Ban Chiang Archaeological Site)
700564000000000000064 (160) 1992 [2]
Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Medium sized waterfall in a tropical forest.
Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo and Buriram Provinces
14°20′N 102°3′E / 14.333°N 102.050°E / 14.333; 102.050 (Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex)
7009615500000000000615,500 (1,521,000) 2005 [3]
Historic City of Ayutthaya Ruins of stupas of various sizes. Ayutthaya province
14°20′52″N 100°33′38″E / 14.34778°N 100.56056°E / 14.34778; 100.56056 (Historic City of Ayutthaya)
7006289000000000000289 (710) 1991 [4]
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
Large white seated Buddha statue.
Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet Provinces
17°0′26″N 99°47′23″E / 17.00722°N 99.78972°E / 17.00722; 99.78972 (Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns)
(i), (iii)
700811852000000000011,852 (29,290) 1991 [5]
Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
A river flowing through a forested mountain landscape.
Kanchanaburi, Tak and Uthai Thani Provinces
15°20′N 98°55′E / 15.333°N 98.917°E / 15.333; 98.917 (Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries)
(vii), (ix), (x)
7009622200000000000622,200 (1,537,000) 1991 [6]

Tentative List[edit]

The following 5 sites are on the Tentative List for Thailand, meaning that the government intends to consider them for nomination in the future:[7]

Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam
 Phimai historical park.
Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima and Surin Provinces
15°13′N 102°29′E / 15.217°N 102.483°E / 15.217; 102.483 (Angkor Roads)
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)
2004 [8]
Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC)
 Kaeng Krachan National Park.
Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces
13°14′N 5°5′E / 13.233°N 5.083°E / 13.233; 5.083 (Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex)
7009482225000000000482,225 (1,191,600) 2011 [9]
Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat
 Chedi Phra Baromathat.
Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
24°47′N 99°57′E / 24.783°N 99.950°E / 24.783; 99.950 (Phra Baromathat)
(i), (ii), (vi)
7006137000000000000137 (340) 2012 [10]
Phuphrabat Historical Park
 Tham Khon prehistoric rock painting.
Udon Thani Province
17°42′N 102°22′E / 17.700°N 102.367°E / 17.700; 102.367 (Phu Phra Bat Historical Park)
(ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)
7006500000000000000500 (1,200) 2004 [11]
Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna
Wat Phra Singh
Chiang Mai Province
18°47′43″N 98°59′55″E / 18.79528°N 98.99861°E / 18.79528; 98.99861 (Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna)
(i),(ii), (iii),(vi)
- 2015 [12]

Current Status[edit]

For 2015 the Thai Government requests the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in Bonn, Germany to consider the inscription of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), also plans to nominate Phu Phra Bat Historical Park and Phimai, its Cultural Route and the Associated Temples of Phanomroong and Muangtam as World Heritage cultural sites in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

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