Management plan of historic site for cultural tourism attraction : management plan proposal of IRIH Center at Ministry of Defence
The research project is about creating the history center of Inner Rattanakosin Island at Ministry of Defense, Bangkok. It is specifically designed to give the background about the history of Rattanakosin period. History center can be the best way that will give background for visitors who will visit Rattanakosin Island, so that they will acquire much more knowledge, and also appreciate what they will see Moreover, the project will acknowledge the value of the cultural and architectural heritage to the community, given their respect for it and their concern for the fragility of the resource by encouraging contribution from them and protect it as a legacy of their community. The project aims to undertake the physical by investigation of the Ministry of Defence’s buildings then creating a priority list of architectural heritage significance. As for the management plan, it aims mainly at conserving the significance of Ministry of Defence’s building. The proper management criteria for treatment of IRIH Center, etc. Two main parts of the IRIH Center management plan are proposed, the strategic interpretative plan and the physical plan Both plans are co-related in order to become holistic plan which will be advantageous for the IRIH Center’s sustainable tourism There are 5 types of zone involving strategic interpretative plan as these following: 1) Visitor service zone 2) Interpretation zone 3) Temporary exhibition zone 4) Office of IRIH Center 5) Landscape area. The total area of the project is 19 rai and 64 square wa (approximately 7.6 acres) It is Problem While studying and researching for the project, the researcher has had some problems as these following: The researcher did not have an opportunity to survey inside the Ministry of Defence because there are rules that did not allow the civilian to investigate or survey inside the MOD due to the security reason Any information about the MOD building (such as building section, elevation, etc,) has been kept as secret The civilian does not the permission to look at it.
Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism (International Program)