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The sim (ordination hall) of Wat Pho Chai Khok Yai in Kalasin province is highly valued as part of the cultural heritage of the community. Studying its derivation and construction helps us to understand the development of the local society and way of life 70 years ago as well as the influence of architecture from other cultures that blended with the local style. Therefore, conserving such buildings will need a study of relevant records, current conditions, and problems by investigation and interviews with individuals involved in the community. The obtained data will be an important source for acquisition and analysis that will be helpful for conservation. The main idea for conservation of this sim, based on Camillo Boito’s theory, is to retain its authenticity as much as possible by using appropriate materials and construction techniques in order to add architectural value to the building.
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