Cultural Identity of Taladlang Community, Lopburi Province

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Thitimaporn Pama
Kritaporn Haocharoen


The objectives of this research are to study the structure and elements of both tangible and intangible culture, and analyze and summarize the cultural identity of Taladlang Community in Lopburi province. The research uses a qualitative method to describe the cultural structure and elements that reflect the cultural identity of Taladlang Community. The results shows that Taladlang Community has 4 distinctive characteristics of cultural structures including the retention of community structure, landscape, landmark, and perspective. The retention of community structure, in particular, has unique physical structure and elements made by both human and nature.These play an important role in helping to promote the other distinctive characteristics of Taladlang Community. In term of the cultural elements,the result show that the value of physical elements (Building) promote the quality of the old community to Taladlang Community.Moreover, the analysis of the cultural structure and cultural elements show that Taladlang Community has unique and significant cultural elements in various aspects and can be culturally identified as “physical and architectural characteristics”. This reflection of the cultural identity of the Taladlang Community shows the significance in maintaining the history of the community and community way of life.


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