Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

Global Heritage Fund works to make heritage sites in poor countries sustainable drivers for economic growth. The fund, which has worked with 14 sites since its inception in 2002, is releasing a new report targeting sites in Asia that are currently under threat from factors ranging from development pressures in booming Asian economies to war and conflict. According to the fund, "each of these endangered sites … represents a vast and untapped economic opportunity for its host nation and local communities in need."

The fund partners with Asia Society New York for a public forum exploring these and related issues on Thursday, May 3.

View the slideshow, above, to see the top 10 sites detailed in Global Heritage Fund's upcoming report. Included in the caption for each image are the specific factors GHF cites as threatening each site.

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