Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 12(3), pp. 1315 - 1320
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120301
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Reconstruction of Arogayasala in Khon Kaen Province to the Creation of a Documentary

Hawa Wongpongkham *
General Education Teaching Institute, Khon Kaen University, Thailand


The article aimed to study the reconstruction of the Arogayasala in Khon Kaen Province to the creation of a documentary through a qualitative research method. The research tools consisted of surveys and interviews. This research compiled the data from documents and field studies. The data were analyzed and compared with the architecture built in a similar period to complete the missing parts. The data analysis was conducted according to the concept of creating reconstructions and presented using descriptive analysis. The study result showed that the architecture of the Arogayasala in Khon Kaen consisted of Ku Kaew and Ku Prapachai which have an architectural form with a clear and standardized layout, which can be assumed to be influenced by the central region. The architectural components consisted of the central sanctuary, library, gopura, wall, and pond. Archeological evidence showed that Ku Kaew and Ku Prapachai are kinds of the Arogayasala recorded on the stone inscription at Ta Prohm Temple in Cambodia. The inscription mentioned that King Jayavarman VII constructed 102 Arogayasala within his kingdom. The creation of a documentary from the reconstruction of Ku Prapachai and Ku Kaew, Khon Kaen Province, used three-dimensional technology, or virtual technology, to help present and disseminate this cultural heritage to allow the audience to easily understand the content and appreciate the beauty hidden with the architecture, along with the historical data, which help record past events. This documentary can be used as a model for future documentary creation from reconstructions.

Reconstruction, Ku Prapachai, Documentary

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Hawa Wongpongkham , "Reconstruction of Arogayasala in Khon Kaen Province to the Creation of a Documentary," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 1315 - 1320, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120301.

(b). APA Format:
Hawa Wongpongkham (2024). Reconstruction of Arogayasala in Khon Kaen Province to the Creation of a Documentary. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 12(3), 1315 - 1320. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120301.