China News Agency, Bangkok, March 23 (Reporter Wang Guoan) Thai Minister of Culture Itipon said in Bangkok on the 23rd that the Thai cabinet meeting passed the proposal of the Ministry of Culture that day and will apply to UNESCO for the "Tom Yum Gong" (Tomyum Kung) is listed as the world's intangible cultural heritage.

  "Tom Yum Goong" is a Thai hot and sour soup. Its main ingredients include lemon leaves, lemongrass, shrimp, curry, etc. It is not only popular among Thai people, but also popular in many other countries in Southeast Asia.

  Itipon said that "Tom Yum Goong" is a well-known Thai national dish, which embodies the Thai food culture that relies on nature and is beneficial to human health.

Applying "Tom Yum Kung" to the heritage will not only enhance the pride of Thailand, let the Thai people realize the value and importance of cultural heritage, but also let the world understand the diversity of Thai cuisine and establish a good international image for Thai cuisine.

  In recent years, Thailand has strengthened its “indications”. At present, Thai Kong opera and Thai massage have successively “applied for heritage” and have been included in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.