- Nomination Dossier is already submitted to the Government on June 2022
Good news, Chaing Mai was my favourite place in Thailand so very happy to see it moving forward.
In the article it seems to have different boundaries to the ones in the current T-list nomination
mgronline -via Google Translate:
As for the boundaries of the World Heritage Area that Chiang Mai Province has defined, it consists of an area of:
Chiang Mai Heritage Site 18.30 km²
--the old city of Chiang Mai 5.13 km²
--Wiang Suan Dok District 0.32 km²
--Wat Chet Yot, Phra Aram Luang, 0.05 km² and
--Doi Suthep-Wiang Chet Lin area 12.61 km²
and buffer zone which is basically surrounded Chiang Mai Heritage Area, another 182.85 square kilometers, totaling 201.15 square kilometers.
I'm not sure if this is just an issue of AI translation, non comprehensive journalism or just a change in approach but these are the only listed componentsOld city of Chiang Mai
5.13 km² - Main focus and I assume it is the same as on t-listWiang Suan Dok District
0.32 km² - around the eponymous temple
on the western edge of the city centre but only mentioned in the current t-list nomination as one of several such locationsWat Chet Yot, Phra Aram Luang
, 0.05 km² - North West of the old city walls (google maps has it as Wat Jed Yot
and not mentioned in the t-list nominationDoi Suthep-Wiang Chet Lin area
12.61 km² - I assume it is the same as on t-list
So I'm not sure if they have shifted the boundaries or not, but the old city and Doi Suthep-Wiang Chet Lin are the main sites and to be honest for the casual visitor the bits that really matter.