NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)

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The Amphawa District area, Samut Songkhram Province enjoys a rich historical, artisticand architectural heritage. It also benefits from a cultural heritage based on the localwisdom in living in harmony with nature with the ecosystem which accommodates sea, brackishand fresh water. All this is evident through architectural characteristics of the local community,land use, livelihoods and ways of life; thus perpetuating its characteristics as a Thai water-based community. An offshoot of a field study conducted over several years, this article aimsto capture the identity of the cultural heritage of Amphawa.

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