The Chuchai Buri Sri Amphawa may not be the first property development project to emerge from the skyline in Amphawa, but it was the final straw which has made conservationists stand up against what they call over-development of cultural tourism in this canal-side community in Samut Songkhram province.
The construction of Chuchai Buri Sri Amphawahas been suspended, but not before the development project attracted criticism for ruining the cultural heritage of old-town Amphawa. KHONRAK MAEKLONGCOMMUNITY GROUP
The controversial project is another example of how often cultural tourism can go wrong in Thailand.
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