(Article of book en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Heritage Conservation in Asia : Shifts and Developments, 1972-2012

published at : Protecting Siam's heritage

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The World Heritage system may be the most visible and prestigious framework of conservation worldwide, but the local and national dimensions are more important for each country and locality. In Thailand there are only five sites with World Heritage status, but it exists hundreds more significant buildings, historic towns, nature parks and wetlands, apart from other largely intangible cultural goods such as dance and music, all of which deserved to be preserved. Many of these vestiges are threatened by modernization and squeezed into a marginal existence, neglected for lack of interest and lack of funding. In the growing cities they are barely tolerated and often demolished. However, since 1992, the conservation and global environment movements are seen by many pre-industrializing countries as western concepts which compete with the more pressing problems of poverty, health, education, social injustice and inequality. - (GL)



Published at : Collection The Journal of the Siam Society / ISBN 978-616-215-059-3 ;

Editor : The Siam Society under Royal Patronage, Bangkok ; Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai - THAILANDE (2013)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 100 [pp. 281-294]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : index



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