ANCIENT RELIGIOUS SITES MANAGEMENT FOR CULTURAL TOURISM IN NORTHEAST REGIONS OF THAILAND

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PhramahaMongkholkan Khangphanom

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The objectives of this research were 1) to study temples with ancient sites in the lower northeast provinces of Thailand, 2) to study the management of temples with ancient sites in the lower northeast provinces of Thailand, and 3) to propose management guidelines temple with ancient sites to be a cultural tourist attraction in the lower northeast provinces. Qualitative research was conducted that consisted of documentary study, interview, and focus group discussion. Research tools were open-ended interviewed form and questions for focus group discussion. Data were collected by interviewing 20 experts, and about 20 people were attending focus group discussion. Data were analyzed by using content analysis. Results indicated that 1) temples with ancient sites in the temple in the lower northeast provinces of Thailand found that it was located at Surin Castle, Wat Pa Khao Noi Buriram province, and Prasat Sa Kamphaeng Yai Yai, Sisaket Province. These 3 areas are all temples that have problems with the management of temples both in terms of location and management as well as being a representative of temples that tried to manage temples with ancient sites for cultural tourism. 2) The management of temples with ancient sites in the lower northeast provinces of Thailand found that the abbots and the committee of the Fine Arts Department, field trips and academic should have particular roles for managing temples with ancient sites to be a cultural attraction. Activities can be made together by seeing that it is a local treasure together and has value for society as a nation until the realization of love and cherish. 3) Management of temples with ancient sites in the temple to be a tourist attraction in the culture should be joined by many parties. Abbot should have relevant knowledge in the history of the ancient monument, and the management of the M4 is connected. Trust and activities should also be created to connect with many parties. There are a few guides in providing knowledge and understanding to tourists and coordinate with the Art Department that should have a visual media to promote the tourists to visit the temple more understanding and should have light, sound or tradition activities in order to preserve the remains of the society as well.

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Khangphanom, P. (2020). ANCIENT RELIGIOUS SITES MANAGEMENT FOR CULTURAL TOURISM IN NORTHEAST REGIONS OF THAILAND. Journal of Educational Review Faculty of Education in MCU, 7(1), 68-76. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/EDMCU/article/view/241275
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