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Lak Muang Shrine – City Pillar Shrine, Bangkok

Aug 1st, 2010 // Destination: Bangkok
In 1782, King Rama I was crowned as the first monarch of the Chakri dynasty. Having moved his capital from Thonburi to Bangkok in Thailand, he ordered the ceremony to raise the traditional City Pillar on Sunday, April 21, 1782 at 6:45 am. The City Pillar (Lak Muang Shrine): Made from laburnum wood and decorated with heartwood, it is a decreed 108 inches above ground and another 79 inches buried in... 
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Chitralada Palace

Jul 7th, 2010 // Destination: Bangkok
Chitralada Palace Once King Chulalongkorn’s summer residence, Chitralada Palace stands in about 1 sq. km (247 acres) of grounds incorporating several artificial lakes. At each corner of the park is a fountain adorned with Late Baroque figures drawn from mythology, evidence of the cultivated taste of Thailand’s rulers. Chitralada in Bangkok, Thailand is hardly a typical royal residence;...