UNESCO World Heritage Sites Thailand

Thailand UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UNESCO Sites in Thailand have resulted in the recognition of 6 cultural and natural landmarks as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand and 7 locations on the Thailand UNESCO tentative list. These touristic sites in Thailand are acknowledged for their unique and valuable cultural, natural, artistic, and historical significance and are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

In addition to these 6 sites in the Thailand UNESCO list, many other places to travel to Thailand are being considered for UNESCO recognition. These sites, listed on the tentative list, showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage and are waiting for approval to join the prestigious and famous World Heritage Sites list.

To help visitors discover these remarkable Thailand tourist attractions, we have assembled an interactive map of the UNESCO sites in Thailand.

Thailand UNESCO Map

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Thailand UNESCO Map

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand

There are 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand. All of these six sites are listed under the Cultural category.

  • Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
  • Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
  • Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand are protected locations for their cultural and natural importance.

Historic City of Ayutthaya

A former capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, this historic city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the grandeur and cultural heritage of ancient Siam. Its well-preserved ruins, including palaces, temples, and monasteries, provide a unique glimpse into the splendor of the Siamese empire and its Buddhist influences.

Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

This group of ancient towns, including the former capital of Sukhothai, represents the dawn of Thai civilization and the birth of the Thai nation. These historic sites feature well-preserved temples, palaces, and monuments that reflect the artistic and architectural achievements of the Kingdom of Sukhothai and its associated towns.

Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Spanning over 1.2 million hectares, this wilderness area is home to some of Thailand’s most diverse and abundant wildlife populations, including tigers, elephants, and hundreds of bird species. It also protects unique habitats and ecosystems, making it a vital conservation area for the region.

Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

This ancient settlement dates back to the Bronze Age and is considered one of Southeast Asia’s most important prehistoric sites. It provides valuable insights into the origins of rice cultivation, ironworking, and the development of early regional civilizations.

Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

This forest complex, encompassing over 2 million hectares, is one of Thailand and Southeast Asia’s largest remaining tropical rainforests. It is home to various plant and animal species, including rare and endangered species such as tigers and Asian elephants.

Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex

This extensive forest complex covers over 2 million hectares. It is known for its high diversity of wildlife, including rare and endangered species such as tigers, elephants, and several species of primates. It also protects critical habitats and ecosystems, making it an important regional conservation area.

Thailand UNESCO tentative list

  1. Phuphrabat Historical Park
  2. Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  3. Monuments, Sites, and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna
  4. Phra That Phanom, its related historic buildings, and associated landscape
  5. Ensemble of Phanom Rung, Muang Tam, and Plai Bat Sanctuaries
  6. The Ancient Town of Si Thep
  7. The Andaman Sea Nature Reserves of Thailand

Tours in Thailand

Our choices of tours in Thailand are divided into thematic features such as Historic City of Ayutthaya, Historic Town of Sukhothai, Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries, Ban Chiang Archaeological Site, and the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex Experience.