Place attachment in an old commercial district: A case study in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

  • Nopadon Thungsakul Faculty of Architecture, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
  • Danai Nilsakul Faculty of Architecture, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
Keywords: historical places, old commercial district, place attachment, Thailand, Ubon Ratchathani

Abstract

This article explored place attachment for historical places in an old commercial district in Ubon Ratchathani where a variety of groups of people (both insiders and outsiders) are connected with places in the district. The research methodology was an integration of quantitative and qualitative research including the measurement of people's experience using structured questionnaires and interview forms and the interpretation of the quantitative method results. The results indicated that people are attached to historical places socially and physically as a result of cultural, memories, experiences, and physical factors. The studyarea appeared to have cultural prominence, avariety of living spaces that people can experience, including a physical environment that reflects the past of the district, a memorable symbol, and contributes to social activities.

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Published
2018-05-18
Section
Research articles