UNESCO has registered 5 Thai provinces as creative cities for food. Folk handicrafts and designs

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UNESCO registered Phetchaburi, Sukhothai, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai

It is a creative food city. Indigenous crafts and design from the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).


The UNESCO Creative Cities Network was established in 2004 as part of a project to build on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List.

It is divided into 7 branches: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Currently, UNESCO

UNESCO has registered five provinces in Thailand as creative cities in the following areas:

  • Phuket

Registered as a Creative Culinary City in 2015, Phuket has a traditional culinary culture and a cultural exchange that is passed down between generations. Over $3.6 billion in local economic value from food can be generated each year.

  • Chiang Mai

Province It was registered as a creative city for handicrafts and folk arts in 2017. Over the years, Chiang Mai has continued to continue and support the handicraft industry. Which is a culture that has been transmitted for a long time, including pottery, silverware, wood carving, silk embroidery and lacquerware At present, Chiang Mai is the main source of employment for the handicraft industry of 159 entrepreneurs.

  • Bangkok

It was registered as a Creative Design City in 2019. Bangkok has a diverse population. There is a mix of traditional and new aesthetics. Enabling the design evolution of the city through artisans, entrepreneurs and the creative manufacturing community that exists across the city.

  • Sukhothai

Province In 2019, Sukhothai was registered as a creative city for handicrafts and folk arts. Sukhothai has a long heritage of traditional arts and handicrafts. and is a center for the production of artisans with over 1,300 people working in the community such as weaving, gold and silver jewelry, ceramics and chinaware. The craftsmanship reflects ancient wisdom. and upgrading the economy of Sukhothai

  • Phetchaburi

Province In 2021, Phetchaburi was registered as a creative food city with rich biodiversity and ecosystems. Known for its high quality raw materials. There are traditional recipes of the community. and the integration of tradition into modern economic development. Local food has been adapted to be more widespread at the national and global level.


news source : The Standard