The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) presented Laos with a certificate confirming the inscription of the Plain of Jars on the World Heritage List officially. The certificate was presented to Prof. Dr Bosengkham Vongdara, a special envoy of the Lao government, at the Forum of Ministers of Culture in the framework of the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on 18 November 2019.
“Our government is making a great effort to promote our culture through tourism. Our policy is to develop and promote the cultural tourism, natural eco-tourism and historical tourism in order to achieve the sustainable tourism by preserving our national culture and our rich nature for the next generation,” Prof. Dr Bosengkham said.
“We highly appreciate the role of UNESCO in fostering cultural diversity so that we can conserve and develop our own diverse and unique national culture,” he said
After Luang Prabang, the former capital of Laos’s Lanexang Kingdom, was declared a World Heritage City in 1995, followed in 2001 by the site of Vat Phou in Champasack. Currently, The Plain of Jars was declared the third World Heritage Site in Laos.
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