Thailand is a charming country with a long history, various natural environments, and wise people. Thereby people and nature have created numerous heritage. Among them, three cultural heritage and two natural heritage have become the UNESCO World heritage sites. Let’s examine the UNESCO World heritage sites in Thailand and understand more about the country!


Cultural Heritage Sites

1. Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

Sukhothai, meaning ‘dawn of happiness’, is the first Siamese(‘Siam’ is a former name for Thailand) capital in the 13th and 14th centuries. It holds a lot of admirable monuments which exhibits the early days of Thai architecture. Thai people carried out cultural exchanges with ancient local traditions, and the civilization developed during the Sukhothai Kingdom. Furthermore, during the golden era of the Kingdom, Thai letters came into the world.

The UNESCO protects the ruins of Sukhothai as a historical park. Walking through the site will grant you the scent of an ancient city and it will feel like an outdoor museum. The tourist street is also located in the new town, a 20-30 minute walk from the historical park.

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2. Historic City of Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya, following Sukhothai, is the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom. The name means ‘immortal’, corresponding to its history which started from the mid-14th century and prospered until the fall in the 18th century. It was Ayutthaya that the first contact between the Thai and Westerners was made. Since then, the Chao Phraya River has become a shipping route from the Gulf of Thailand to the city.

Back then it was big to the extent that it had been described as the “center of world trade”. Also, it had over 400 temples, 19 castles, and 55 km-paved roads. You will witness the remains of ancient palaces and monasteries as well as foreign influences on the surviving architecture.

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3. Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

Ban Chiang subdistrict is an important prehistoric settlement in South-East Asia. Recently, in Ban Chiang, archaeologists have found traces of the world’s oldest Bronze Age civilization. They are estimated to be about 5,600 years old, implying the advanced technologies in today’s Thailand.

Ban Chiang Archaeological site marks an important stage in the cultural and technological evolutions of humankind. Also, it presents evidence of agricultural communities and manufacture. Due to its historical significance, the UNESCO listed the site on the world heritage.



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Natural Heritage Sites

1.Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex is the UNESCO natural heritage for its biodiversity. The complex is home to more than 800 fauna species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Besides, it is the shelter for animals in danger such as Siamese crocodile, Asian elephant, and tiger.

One of the composing areas of the complex is Khao Yai National Park. More than 80% of Khao Yai National Park is covered with evergreen forests, with much of it tall and primary forest. Moreover, it features a jaw-dropping waterfall, Haew Narok.

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2. Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Stretching along the border of Myanmar, the intact wildlife sanctuaries in Kanchanaburi Province are home to diverse colonies of animals and plants. They contain cases of numerous forest types and are habitats for large mammals such as elephants and tigers.



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Kanchanaburi Province where the wildlife sanctuaries lie is not too far away from Bangkok. It is well-known for ‘Death Railway’ which links Thailand and Myanmar. And the railway was built by forced labor during World War II. The main tourist destinations of Kanchanaburi Province, such as River Kwai and ElephantsWorld are within 3-4 hours by car from sanctuaries.

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World heritage sites in Thailand are valuable properties for cosmopolitans. As always, please do not hesitate to visit, #1 Travel Shop for Asia, to explore magical land, Thailand!


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