SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AT THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE SITES OF AYUTTHAYA

  • Akhilesh Trivedi Dusit Thani College
  • Saratchaporn Areekul Dusit Thani College
Keywords: Sustainable Management, Heritage Management, Historical Sites of Ayutthaya

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to study sustainable management at the historical heritage sites of Ayutthaya, a listed world heritage site, covering the three aspects of economic, social, and environmental. In-depth interviews were conducted to observe the situation of sustainability at the historical sites within Ayutthaya. Structured questionnaires were used as a research tool. The research results revealed that most of the major guidelines of sustainability have already been implemented at the historical site. There are however certain areas which still need to meet the requirements of a sustainable management approach such as for economic issues, the participation of local people in employment; for environmental issues, the increasing air and sound pollution, and traffic congestion; and for social issues, celebrating social events and festivals to maintain cultural values.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Ayala, H. (1995). Ecoresort: a “Green” masterplan for the international resort industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 14, 351-374.

Ayutthaya Historical Park. (2017). Available from https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/ayutthaya-historical-park. Accessed Jul 17, 2019.

Ayutthaya Historical Park. (2019). Ruins of one of the most prosperous empires in history. Available from https://www.renown-travel.com/historicalsites/ayutthaya.html. Accessed on June, 2019.

Bruntland, G. (1987). Our common future. The World Commission on Environment 1 and Development, 45-65.

Bhuiyan, A.H., Siwar, C., Ismail, S.M., & Islam, R., (2012). The Role of Ecotourism for Sustainable Development In East Coast Economic Region (Ecer), Malaysıa,. / OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 3 (9): 53-60.

Collins, A. (1999). Tourism development and natural capital. Annals of Tourism Research, 26 (1), 98-109.

Historic City of Ayutthaya. (2018). Available from https://everything-everywhere.com /unesco-world-heritage-site-historic-city-of-ayutthaya/. Accessed on November 9, 2018

ICOMOS. (2016). Annual Report 2016. Available on https://www.icomos.org/fr/a-propos-de-licomos/2016-11-17-13-50-38/rapport-annuel/9135-icomos-rapport-annuel-20 accessed April 12, 2019

James, P. (2014). Assessing Cultural Sustainability: Agenda 21 for Culture; Barcelona, Spain: UCLG.

Lim, C., & McAleer, M. (2003). Ecologically sustainable tourism management. Environmental Modelling & Software, 20, 1431-1438.

Marshall, Bryan, Cardon, Peter, Poddar, Amit & Fo, Renee. (2013). Does Sample Size Matter in Qualitative Research?: A Review of Qualitative Interviews in IS Research. Journal of Computer Information Systems. pp. 11-22.

Medina, L.K. (2005). Ecotourism and Certification: Confronting The Principles And Pragmatics Of Socially Responsible Tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 13(3): 281-295.

Mekong Responsible Tourism. (2016). Cultural Heritage of Thailand. Available from http://www.mekongresponsibletourism.org. Accessed November 12, 2016.

Pedersen Arthur. (2002). Managing Tourism at World Heritage Sites: A Practical Manual for World Heritage Site Managers. UNESCO

Office of Environmental and Natural Resource Plan and Policy (2005) Environment and natural resources, Available from http://www.onep.go.th/ncecd/natural/art3.html. Accessed May 19, 2019.

Tóth G. (2013). Mi legyen a gyerek neve? A haszonökonómiától a gazdasági teológiáig. Valóság, 56 (4), 43-63.

Tóth G. (2009). Miért van szükség új közgazdaságtanra? Valóság, 52 (5), 68-84.

UNESCO (2005). Information and brief description of the World Heritage. Available from http://whc.unesco.org/. Accessed May 20, 2019.

UNESCO. (2016). Sustainable Management of Cultural Heritage for Development. Available from http://www.unesco.org. Accessed December 5, 2019.

UNESCO. (2019). World Heritage Sites in Thailand. Available from https://everything-everywhere.com/unesco-world-heritage-sites-thailand. Accessed April 25, 2019.

Van-der-Merwe, I. & Van-der-Merwe, J. (1999). Sustainable development at the local level:

Wall, G. (1997). Is Ecotourism Sustainable? Environmental Management, 21(4): 483-491.

World Tourism Organization. (1998). Guide for local authorities on developing sustainable tourism. Madrid: World Tourism Organization.

World Tourism Organization, (2001). Indicators for Sustainable Development for Tourism Organizations: A Guidebook. Madrid: World Tourism Organization.

World Travel & Tourism Council. (2019). Available from https://www.wttc.org/. Accessed June 30, 2019.

Published
2021-02-23
How to Cite
Trivedi, A., & Areekul, S. (2021). SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AT THE HISTORICAL HERITAGE SITES OF AYUTTHAYA. Social Science Asia, 7(1), 34-44. Retrieved from https://socialscienceasia.nrct.go.th/index.php/SSAsia/article/view/230
Section
Research Article