Wat Pong Sanook 4

Wat Pongsanuk in Lampang Province, Northern Thailand had won the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards

for Culture Heritage Conservation “ the Award of Merit “ on November 16, 2008. 

This was the first time that Thailand had received this award. 

A total of 45 entries, from 13 regional countries, were submitted for consideration. 

The restoration of Wat Pongsanuk provides an inspirational model of community-led conservation

in saving a unique Lanna temple.

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