Petrological Characteristics and Supply Suggestion for Restoration Stones in Hong Nang Sida Temple, LAO PDR

Chan Hee Lee, Han Seul Kim

Abstract

With significant historical and academic value, Hong Nang Sida Temple in Lao PDR was designated as a UNESCO world cultural heritage along with nearby Vat Phou Temple. In this study, we discuss the provenance of stones constructing the Hong Nang Sida temple and way to secure it. The main temple in Hong Nang Sida is made with sandstone and siltstone, and they are divided into gray sandstone, grayish-green siltstone, grayish-green sandstone, dark gray sandstone, etc. according to their color. By assuming that they were extracted from nearby Mt. Phu Nak, Douangdy quarry and Vat Chompet quarry, specimens were collected to review the homogeneity with the stones in Hong Nang Sida site. Considering the possibility that they were imported from a long distance, stones from Thailand were also compared. The study on the homogeneity of stones revealed that it would be the most desirable to use rocks from Mt. Phunak as alternative stones for restoration of the main temple. However, it is hard to get sufficient amount of alternative stones for restoration, because Mt. Phu Nak was designated as world heritage protection area. Thus, it is proper to secure alternative stones from Douangdy and Vat Chompet quarry, considering the geochemical homogeneity including color and deposition structure as well as procurement possibility

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Lee C. and Kim H. (2020). Petrological Characteristics and Supply Suggestion for Restoration Stones in Hong Nang Sida Temple, LAO PDR.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT, ISBN 978-989-758-501-2, pages 64-68. DOI: 10.5220/0010294700640068


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@conference{cesit20,
author={Chan Hee Lee and Han Seul Kim},
title={Petrological Characteristics and Supply Suggestion for Restoration Stones in Hong Nang Sida Temple, LAO PDR},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,},
year={2020},
pages={64-68},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010294700640068},
isbn={978-989-758-501-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,
TI - Petrological Characteristics and Supply Suggestion for Restoration Stones in Hong Nang Sida Temple, LAO PDR
SN - 978-989-758-501-2
AU - Lee C.
AU - Kim H.
PY - 2020
SP - 64
EP - 68
DO - 10.5220/0010294700640068