Myanmar’s objection may block Thai heritage claim

Overlapping of border cited as reason; Thailand has time until October to resole issue before seeking Unesco recognition for Kaeng Krachan forest. THAILAND FACES an uphill task pushing for inscription of the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage site after Myanmar raised concerns over boundary issues, but the Kingdom has until October […]

UNESCO officer sees Yangon as prime candidate for listing

With the highest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia, and its mix of historic and religious architecture, Yangon is a prime candidate to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to the organisation’s national project officer in Myanmar, Daw Ohnmar Myo. The presence of century-old colonial buildings and a rare combination of […]

Myanmar seeks UNESCO inclusion for Bagan

THE famed temples of Bagan could become Myanmar’s second UNESCO World Heritage site if the Ministry of Culture’s efforts pay off. Ministry sources told TTG Asia e-Daily that discussions have already been held with UNESCO representatives. Kyaw Oo Lwin, director general of the department of archaeology at the ministry, said: “I am confident that the […]