Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramintharamaha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (Thai: พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ฯ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama V (20 September 1853–23 October 1910) was the fifth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri. He was known to the Siamese of his time as Phra Phuttha Chao Luang (พระพุทธเจ้าหลวง - The Royal Buddha). He is considered one of the greatest kings of Siam. His reign was characterized by the modernization of Siam, immense government and social reforms, and territorial cessions to the British Empire and French Indochina. As Siam was threatened by Western expansionism, Chulalongkorn, through his policies and acts, managed to save Siam from being colonized. All his reforms were dedicated to Siam’s insurance of survival in the midst of Western colonialism, so that Chulalongkorn earned the epithet Phra Piya Maharat (พระปิยมหาราช - The Great Beloved King).
Friday, 28 August 2009
(Taken this photo from rooftop of Golden Mount,
all photos which I took at Golden Mount
I love this photo the most. ;)
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Many Thai people still follow the 12 Year Lunar Cycle. It probably originated from Chinese Astrologers in about the 6th century AD and was adopted by many Buddhist countries in Asia,including Thailand,where it is an integral part of Thai culture.They believe that there are 12 auspicious animals, one for each of the 12 years, and that the people born in each of those years will have certain characteristics of those animals.Legend has it that on the Buddhas last day on this Earth he invited all the animals but only 12 came, so to reward them he named a year after each of the twelve.2009 is the year of the Ox. 2010 will be the Year of the Tiger.
(there are a stair up to rooftop beside bookshelf of dharma books)
>>>next time will take you to rooftop of goldent mount :)
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Monday, 24 August 2009
(uprisen angle at gateway)
(View from the Golden Mount)
(View from the Golden Mount )
The Golden Mount or Phukhao Thong is located in the compound of Wat Srakes. It was built in the reign of King Rama III, succeded in the reign of King Rama IV, and completed in the reign of King Rama V.The top mostpart is about 100 meters high, and the base is 500 meters in diameter.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Maha Jetsada Bodin Pavillion is nicely decoreated and used for welcome the royal guests.The pavillion and the sculpture of King Rama III are built recently.From this point,you can also see view of Loha Prasat and the Golden Mount.
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Thursday, 20 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
(Taken on Wednesday, 12 August 2009)
Khon(Thai: โขน) is the most stylised form of Thai dance. It is performed by troupes of non-speaking dancers, the story being told by a chorus at the side of the stage. Choreography follows traditional models rather than attempting to innovate.Most khon performances feature episodes from the Ramakien. Costumes are dictated by tradition.Main characteristic of Khon is that the performers, except angle, leading male and female performers, have to wear masks
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
(display at my university)
The 12 August is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday. This public holiday is celebrated nationwide as Mother's Day ("WAN MAE HENG CHAT" - วันแม่แห่งชาติ). The Queen is considered as the mother of all Thai people.
Every year in August, all buildings are covered up with Royal symbols and portraits of Her Majesty all over the Thai kingdom.
Long Live The Queen.
Posted by Chin at 06:00