The Cultural Heritage Architecture of Luang Prabang : The Role in Tourism and Preservation Sectors


When Luang Prabang was announced by UNESCO in 1955 as a world heritage, the role of cultural architecture of Luang Prabang was change from the past. The preservation of cultural architecture of Luang Prabang, it has many sectors. The objective of research is to explore 1) the role of the cultural architecture of Luang Prabang in tourism and 2) the preservation sectors and their role in cultural architecture preservation. The research was study by non-participation observation, notice the trace and interview key informants. The results of research, the role of the cultural architeture of Luang Prabang in tourism have 4 roles that are 1) the place for visitor to visit for experience with cultural in Luang Prabang 2) The place for daily life of people in Luang Prabang 3) the place to collect cultural objects and 4) the place for business to serve tourists. The preservation sectors and their role, they have 4 sectors. 1)sector is government sector that have roles to control, to supervise about building renovation and to manage income from entrance fee that they get from tourists. 2) education sectors, they have role to educate new generation of Laos for preservation system.3) traditional material industry sector they have a role to produce traditional material. The traditional material industry sector is local industry. 4) foreigner sector such as: international organization. They have role to support preservation cultural heritage architecture by funding and development program.

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Yanin Rugwongwan, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut's Insitute of Technology ladkrabang, Thailand

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Conference: ACCS2018
Stream: Architecture and Urban Studies/Design

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