Adaptive Using of Sin Sai Literature for Thai Tourism Interpretation

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Wanida Onlamai
Sutsan Suttipisan


          This research paper aims to study patterns of adaptive using of Sin Sai Literature for Thai tourism interpretation. The process of collecting data are following; First, reviewing the secondary information. Second, surveying the primary information from 5 selected communities in north-eastern part of Thailand. The communities are included; (1) Ban Sawethee Community, Amphoe Muang, Khon Kaen; (2) Ban Hua Nong community, Amphoe Banphai, Khon Kaen; (3) Ban Wang Koon community, Amphoe Nongsonghong, Khon Kaen; (4) Ban Dong Bung community, Amphoe Nadoon, Maha Sarakham; and (5) Ban Nongmuenthan, Amphoe Artsamart, Rot–Et. Third, in–depth interviewing of key performanta from the selected communities. The duration of collecting information from August 2014 to January 2015.

          The research found similar patterns of adaptive use of Sin Sai Literature for Thai tourism interpretation, which are telling–story and mural painting. In most of the communities, except Ban Nongmuenthan Community, local scholars still present their local wisdom and knowledge through Sin Sai. In addition, local festivals and local dance performance (Mor Ram) were noticed in Ban Sawathee Community; while local puppet performance as Pramotai story were found in Ban Dong Bung Community.

          Finally, the guidelines for adaptive using of Sin Sai Literature for Thai tourism interpretation are recommended.


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