The Natives Emigrating in the Cultural Community of Thailand from the Tourism Adaptation


  • Supoj Prompayuk Faculty of Industrial Technology, Phranakhon Rajabhat University (PNRU), Thailand
  • Panayu Chairatananonda Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand



Cultural community, Heritage conservation, Tourism, Conservation in developing country


Cultural heritages communities in Thailand were mostly adapted into a tourist attraction. The objective of this study was to investigate the occurrences of the natives in the central region of Thailand emigrating from their aboriginal communities from this cause. Since This adaptation successfully generates more income to the community, it also attracts outsiders to come in and exploit the better economic situation but pushes the natives away. Thus, the uniqueness and attractiveness of the local way of life and culture starts to disappear and will lose them almost entirely, such as the occurrences at Amphawa, Samchuk and Chiang Khan community.

Keywords: Cultural community; Heritage conservation; Tourism; Conservation in developing country

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 


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