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Somtam, pla ra listed as national treasures

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Papaya salad seasoned and fermented fish have been registered as national treasures by the Culture Ministry in one of seven categories established to preserve the Kingdom's traditional heritage.

The move to put the two Isaan (northeastern) delicacies on a list of national treasures is part of a move by Thailand to implement the Unesco protocol on Intangible Culture Heritage in the near future, Culture Minister Sonthaya Kunplome said at a Bangkok press conference on the issue.




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