Desirable physical environment to promote the perception of historical area on Wiang Phayao’s moat, Phayao province


  • Sawittree Nukul Scool of Architecture And Fine Art, University of Phayao
  • Arissara Nukul Scool of Architecture And Fine Art, University of Phayao


public image, perception, desirable environment, Phayao’s moat


This research aimed to the study of the perception of Phayao’s moat by people who live in the area moat; to present the development model for promoting the historical perception of the Wieng Phayao’s moat through the concept of perception and memory based on ‘the public image’ of Kevin Lynch, and to gain an insight the concept of the moat in each part. The samples were 80 people who live or work in the Phayao’s moat area for at least 2 years. The study was found that the physical perception and memory of the moat in the past and the present were able to be recognized as well as provide the value and meaning of the recognizable physical, and it found that some areas are not recognized and remembered. Based on the data, the link between the individual’s perception and memory information with the physical environment can be analyzed. In sum, there are 5 proposals for environmental management to promote awareness of historical areas which are; (1) encourage the moat to have a clear edge, (2) add more value and make the meaning of the moat stronger, (3) promote site nearby to mote for easier to see, (4) develop a site along the banks of a moat to have easier accessions, and (5) upholding local people’s activities and creating more activities that match with people and the base site environment


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