The Making Process of Duong Lam Ancient Village Cultural Guide Map

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Oopatham Ratanasupa
Ornsiri Panin
Saithiwa Rammasuth


Duong Lam Ancient Village is popular with Vietnamese and foreign tourists. It reflects the roots of Vietnam's traditional culture, both in terms of the settlement history of the village, such as traditional architecture with a distinctive identity, public buildings, religious buildings and houses as well as traditional agriculture. Over the past twenty years, various agencies have studied, surveyed, and measured the rural fabric of the village including mapping and architectural surveys.

         Drawing upon previous studies and surveys together with aerial photographs and satellite imagery, the research aims to create the Cultural Guide Map of Duong Lam Ancient Village that will not only provide information for tourists. But it will also demonstrate the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data on the village’s key elements and environments. The Map shows the location of ancient houses and other public buildings that have been registered as national heritage. Some of the village's identity is simply presented and communicated through mapping.

         The add-on products derived from this research are postcards, A4-size maps, and commemorative T-shirts. All products will have a QR code that links to a social media platform, that provides further information about the village and allows users to interact with the page. The products will be available to purchase at the Information Centers of Duong Lam Village: Café NOK, Tea Shop next to the village courtyard, and Café Homestay.


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