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Chiang Mai, Lamphun proposed as heritage sites

Jul 14. 2013
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By The Nation

A seminar on the project to push for Chiang Mai and Lamphun to be the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco)'s world heritage sites, will be held in the two cities this month.
 
Assoc Prof Pongdet Chaikup, Dean of Chiang Mai University’s Faculty of Fine Art said Unesco academics would be among guest speakers invited to join the seminar.
He said the two cities were distinctive and should be linked in terms of strategic development. While Chiang Mai is known as the city of life and prosperity, a top global tourist destination and gateway to trade and investment, Lamphun is rich in history and culture, dating back 1,300 years.
The seminar in Chiang Mai will be held on July 17 at Chiang Mai university and the one in Lamphun on July 16 at the Haripunchai National Museum. The Nation

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