Klin Concubine’s Resident the Memory of the Mon Community at Sutthapotch Temple Area for Cultural Heritage Preservation

Klin was the name of King Mongkut’s concubine (King Mongkut was the king of Thailand during the year 1851-1868). She was Mon ethnic (Mon was the name of ethnic group that was migrated from Myanmar) and she was the granddaughter of the Mon leader. By the reason of her family and her concubine status, she had a role as a leader of the Mon in Thailand at that time. The Mon Community in Ladkrabang has a memory with her as an important person in the history of the community, because she had a small house in community area. She donated for building Suthapotch temple. When she made a merit at that temple, she stayed at small house. Klin’s residence was a proud memory of the community people. Nowadays, they try to restore a local history for empowering the community. The objective of the research is to acquire the building shape of Klin’s residence from the memories of the people in the community. The method of research was collected data by interviewing elder people in the community who have memories and saw the building. The research had redrawn the house from the memories. The result of research found the Klin’s residence is a Thai traditional style. The house is a small building with 3 rooms but no kitchen. From the activities of the research that empower the people in the community want to restore their cultural heritage to the new generation



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Yanin Rugwongwan, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand

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Conference: ACCS2019
Stream: Indigeneous Studies – world wide

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