Thailand will nominate Phra Barommathat Chedi of Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat as a Unesco world heritage site.
The National Committee on the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of Thailand will submit the 1,000-year-old pagoda for the tentative list of world heritage sites during the 36th meeting of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, currently taking place in Russia.
Fine Arts Department Director-General Soamsuda Leeyawanich said Phra Barommahathat Chedi would qualify because of its antiquity and because it's considered the most scared pagoda in the South. Pilgrims from all over Thailand pay homage to the Lord Buddha's relics enshrined in the white bell-shaped pagoda.
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