Khammouane Province has designated 71 French colonial buildings and houses as historical heritage sites for educational purposes and tourism.
Thakek District, located in Khammouane Province, Laos, is set to become a municipality by 2024, with Deputy Governor Singuan Inthalath announcing the decision on Friday.,
He said that Thakek has significant potential for investment, trade, and tourism.
Thakek is also home to some 71 French colonial-era buildings. Of these, 28 are state-owned and 43 are privately owned.
The old French buildings are currently undergoing review to be registered as national heritage. This will help to preserve them for future generations and allow people to learn about Thakek’s history under French colonization.
Thakek’s old French buildings have become one of the key tourist attractions for both locals and foreigners. The declaration of these buildings as heritage sites is expected to bring more tourists, boost tourism, and create jobs in Khammouane Province.
The decision to turn Thakek District into a municipality is a positive step for the development of the area. It will help to attract investment, promote trade, and boost tourism.
The old French buildings are a valuable asset to Thakek and their preservation will help to ensure that the area’s history and culture are preserved for future generations.