15 Aug '14, 9am

New Blog Post: The Grand Palace, Bangkok [Photolog]

New Blog Post: The Grand Palace, Bangkok [Photolog]

The Grand Palace has an area of 218,400 sq. metres and is surrounded by walls built in 1782. The length of the four walls is 1,900 metres. Within these walls are situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences. When Siam restored law and order after the fall of Ayutthaya the monarch lived in Thonburi on the west side of the river. Rama I, on ascending the throne, moved the centre of administration to this side of the Chao Phraya; and, after erecting public monuments such as fortifications and monasteries, built a palace to serve not only as his residence but also his offices–the various ministries, only one of which remains in the palace walls. This palace came to be known as the Grand Palace, in which the earliest edifices contemporary with the foundation of Bangkok were the two groups of residences named the Dusit Maha ...

Full article: http://shannonchow.com/grand-palace-bangkok/

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TETSU @ Central Embassy, Bangkok

TETSU @ Central Embassy, Bangkok

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A journey to World Heritage Ayutthuya off Bangkok

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sylistic.com 19 Aug '14, 1pm

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aluxurytravelblog.com 09 Aug '14, 3pm

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Issaya Cooking Studio @ Central Embassy, Bangkok

Issaya Cooking Studio @ Central Embassy, Bangkok

misstamchiak.com 14 Aug '14, 1am

The team behind well known Thai restaurnat Issaya Siamese Club recently opened Issaya Cooking Studio in Central Embassy, o...