Applying the Historic Urban Landscape Approach to the Identification of Urban Heritage Attributes of Bangkok Old Town

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Wimonrart Issarathumnoon


This article focuses on the study of the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) approach from current international doctrines and analyses along with urban heritage conservation in Bangkok historic area. The results indicate that the HUL approach helps develop conservation in Thailand from conserving tangible elements as separate objects to conserving and managing tangible and intangible attributes of the entire area by considering holistic values. The approach also helps identify the elements that characterize the area, particularly the character-defining elements of traditional communities, and, furthermore, it offers appropriate means for designing new elements in the area and supports collaborative works among various sectors.  


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Issarathumnoon, W. (2020). Applying the Historic Urban Landscape Approach to the Identification of Urban Heritage Attributes of Bangkok Old Town. Nakhara : Journal of Environmental Design and Planning, 19, 25-38. Retrieved from


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