The old town boundary identification of Uthai Thani and its elements

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Kreangkrai Kirdsiri
Kittima Yincharoen
Kittikhun Janyaem
Isarachai Buranaut
Pat Wongpradit
Sirichai Roythieng

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The research on old town boundary identification of Uthai Thani was aimed to identify the old town boundary by studying the elements of Uthai Thani old town and analyzing its potential to generate the draft of old town boundary identification according to the regularity of Krung Rattanakosin and Old Town defined by the office of the prime minister. Thereafter, the draft of boundary was brought into the public hearing. Finally, the agreed draft of old town boundary was proposed to the subcommittee of consideration and approval for the action plan of conservation and development in Krung Rattanakosin and old town before submitting to the cabinet for the approval of Uthai Thani old town boundary identification. The study of Uthai Thani old town elements and the value assessment of natural and cultural heritage presented the following old town elements: (1) 3 sites of natural heritage; (2) 25 sites of cultural heritage which consist of 10 Buddhist monasteries, 5 Chinese shrines, and 10 sites of architectural heritage. These old town elements were assessed in terms of the site potential, which presented 7 sites of low potential, 15 sites of middle potential, and 6 sites of high potential. Following this study, Uthai Thani old town boundary occupies 1.69 square kilometers; meanwhile, the buffer zone occupies 7.21 square kilometers. The old town identification was proceeded to the cabinet for the approval of old town boundary identification. This is to yield guidelines for Uthai Thani old town sustainable conservation and development onwards.

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