Si Thep historical park declared world heritage site

Si Thep historical park declared world heritage site
Si Thep historical park declared world heritage site
Khao Klang Nok, the nation’s sole pyramid-shaped mound, is located in Si Thep Historical Park in the northeastern province of Phetchabun. ( Bangkok Post image )

According to Deputy Prime Minister Phatcharavat Wongsuwan, the Phetchabun province’s Si Thep Historical Park has been designated as a page of social traditions by the Unesco World Heritage Committee.

The site was listed by the World Heritage Committee on Tuesday during its 45th andnbsp conference in Riyadh, according to Pol Gen Phatcharavat, the mind of a national committee for protecting world heritage.

The newest World Heritage site in Thailand was Si Thep Historical Park.

He was giving a speech at the Bangkok National Museum. & nbsp,

The World Heritage Committee has today included four historical locations in Thailand, according to culture secretary Sermsak Pongpanich. These places include Ban Chiang Archaeological Site in Udon Thani and Sukhothai Historical Park in the state of Ayutthaya.

From Wednesday to Sunday, he declared, the Fine Arts Department would forego registration fees to Si Thep Historical Park and host an exhibition at the Bangkok National Museum from Wednesday through January 14 of the following month.

The old town remains of Si Thep, as well as the historic sites Khao Khlang Nok and Kho Thamorat, are all located in the Si thep Historical Park.

The traditional park is home to a number of impressive buildings. They include a Buddhist stupa called Khao Klang Nai, which is renowned for its Dvaravati-style bas-relief and the tiny figurines surrounding the structure’s foundation, as well as the Khmer-inspired & nbsp, prang, and Thai hill with the only pyramid-shaped shape.

The site, which has been listed as a regional historic site since 1935, is approximately 1,700 years old and is recognized for both its cultural and historical significance.

This historic town & nbsp, which is 4.7 kilometers long and has a distinctive two-layered layout reminiscent of the Dvaravati civilisation that flourished between the sixth and eleventh centuries, is enclosed by city walls and moats.

More than 100 Tibetan and Hindu monument ruins, as well as 100 lakes of different sizes, are located at the historic site, which the Fine Arts Department started excavating in 1978 to preserve and build it.