Creating and Commoditizing Mon Culture to be Tourism Products, Koh Kret, Nonthaburi Province

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ชัชพล ทรงสุนทรวงศ์ Chatchapon Songsoonthornwong

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The purpose of this research is to study how the Mon people at Koh Kret create and commoditize their culture to become tourism products. The process of this qualitative research includes collecting data from existing documents and related research, observations, informal interview and in-depth interview. The Mon people, who provided information consisted of local gurus, restaurant owners, earthenware producers, and the local officers at Koh Kret. The findings demonstrated that the heritage of food and handicrafts has been commoditized to serve the tourism and customers’ needs. However, the commoditization was done just sufficient for the family livings. Each has the responsibility in the area of his or her own expertise. Although some cultures and customs may have been modernized, the Mon people preserve the original ones accordingly.

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Chatchapon Songsoonthornwong ช. . ท. (2018). Creating and Commoditizing Mon Culture to be Tourism Products, Koh Kret, Nonthaburi Province. Dusit Thani College Journal, 11(1), 224–239. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/journaldtc/article/view/135537
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