CityNews – Chiang Mai has been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Chiang Mai has acquired the highly coveted assignation, ‘UNESCO Creative Cities on Crafts and Folk Art’, being one amongst 64 cities all over the world. The network highlights its members’ creativity within seven fields including Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. There are now a total of 180 designated cities in 72 countries.
“Chiang Mai is composed of a variety of ethnicities which, for centuries have combined to create a unique and fascinating cultural blend. This announcement is merely emphasising the significant of inheriting our local wisdoms, in which I don’t mean conserving but carrying on as part of our duty. It’s on all of us whether we are old or young, Chiang Mai born or new residents, to take this opportunity forward,” said Numfon Yurayartsumphant, Assistant Project Manager of TCDC Chiang Mai.
Citylife will find out and report on how this will impact our economy, tourism make up or city at large in the coming months.