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World Heritage Sites
For Thais, happiness is in the pride of being internationally recognized for the conservation of their country’s majestic, past civilizations and natural heritage. As such, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized several unique ensembles of the natural as well as man-made environment as World Heritage Sites.
One of the grand World Heritage Sites comprises the ancient cities of Sukhothai, Si Sathchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet, the latter a historical city linked to Sukhothai by the royal route called Thanon Phra Ruang with its parallel aqueduct known as Tho Pu Phraya.
Ayutthaya, the historically second capital city of old Siam, was a major trade and port centre in its heyday. Nowadays, it is preserved as the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Also, there is the Ban Chiang Archaeological Site with burial sites and artifacts dating back more than 5,000 years that may well be among the oldest in the world.
Visitors eager to witness the grandeur of some of these sites, at different times of the year, may watch spectacular light and sound presentations that recount the country’s long history and magnificent achievements.
For those who prefer natural heritage, there is the Thung Yai Naresuan – Huai Kha Khaeng National Park, the largest legally protected forest conservation area in mainland Southeast Asia, covering more than 622,000 hectares. It is home to animal species that can no longer be found in some other parts of the world.
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