Keeping Tai Yuan culture alive in Ratchaburi

Wat Nong Hoi in Ratchaburi
Limestone hills near Wat Nong Hoi in Ratchaburi. Photo: Xufanc.

Five years ago, Udom Somporn opened Chipatha Museum in the Muang district of his native Ratchaburi. He did this to preserve the cultural heritage of the Tai Yuan people, of which he is one. The 65-year old retired professor is now the head of the commi…