Amphawa Chaipattananurak

Amphawa 
Chaipattananurak

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Facing the Future, Reviving the Past

As globalization swept across the globe, the beauty of the Amphawa riparian community, reflected in the serenity and the uniqueness of livelihoods, had been gradually invaded by modern capitalism and consumerism. Traditional art, culture, architecture, historical sites, and priceless way of life were commercialized and exploited. Concrete buildings and housing estates had intruded plentiful orchards, making the view unpleasant. The waterways became polluted, and the local floating market gradually became sluggish. In short, the bygone era of the Amphawa riparian community was in desperate need for restoration.

 

 

Royal Benevolence

Because the charm and the remnants of the older a are the pride of local residents and have continued to attract visitors, a unity in action and spirit was created for cultural and environmental conservation. Later, the opportunity arrived for the Chaipattana Foundation to contribute to such purpose when a piece of land including wooden houses was donated to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn by Miss Prayong Nakhawarang. Her Royal Highness subsequently granted permission to the Chaipattana Foundation to utilize the land to benefit the Amphawa community. This led to the establishment of the Amphawa-Chaipattananurak Conservation Project.

Implemented by the Chaipattana Foundation, the Amphawa-Chaipattananurak Conservation Project has been developed in line with His Majesty the King’s Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy. It is aimed at restoring and conserving not only the architectural components but also the traditional ways of life against the backdrop of modern and western civilization. This cultural conservation project is considered as the returning to the basic of being self-reliant by producing enough crops for the people’s needs and embracing a sense of community based on generosity and harmony.