Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thailand’s ‘khon’ dance added to Unesco heritage list

Nov 29. 2018
The Nation
The Nation
Facebook Twitter

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik
The Nation

15,354 Viewed

Unesco added Thailand’s khon (masked dance) to its Intangible Cultural Heritage List on Thursday at a summit in the Mauritius capital of Port Louis.

Several officials from the Culture Ministry and experts from Thailand attended the meeting in Mauritius. 

Meanwhile, a similar dance style in Cambodia, called the lakhon khon, was inscribed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage “in need of urgent safeguarding” on Wednesday. 

Lakhon khol, a court dance, was added to the Unesco Representative List in 2008.

Facebook Twitter
More in News
Editor’s Picks
Top News