History

My Stamp Collection from Thailand Part 1

Here are some of my stamp collection from Thailand. These stamps are unused and I had keep them for almost 10 years. Stamps tell us a lot about the country’s culture, events held, history, famous persons and figures. Example the one above is on Visakha Puja or Wesak day and is a public holiday in [...]

Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya วัดไชยวัฒนาราม อยุธยา

Wat Chai Watthanaram in Ayutthaya วัดไชยวัฒนาราม อยุธยา is one of the ancient temple located in Ayutthaya. It is the remains of what used to be a glorious temple…. destroyed from the Burmese attack. Above: Buddha image in the ordination hall. The principal Buddha image in the Ordination Hall is seated in the meditation posture. Made [...]

Phra Mongkhon Bophit in Ayutthaya พระมงคลบพิตร อยุธยา

Phra Mongkhon Bophit in Ayutthaya พระมงคลบพิตร อยุธยา  is one of the largest bronze Buddha images in  Thailand. The image measures 9.55 metres at the widest point across the lap, and 12.45 metres high without the base. This Buddha image is seated in the position of subduing mara and situated on the west side of the [...]

Wat Chedi Luang วัดเจดีย์หลวง Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang วัดเจดีย์หลวง is a well known ancient temple located in Chiang Mai town. This temple is a temple where a few great monks of the Thai Forest Tradition have stayed and some managed to accomplished high levels of practice a long time ago. In the olden days, monks who practiced under the Thai [...]

Snapsnots of old Thai photos

Here are snapshots of the life back in Thailand, probably in the 19th century or early 20th century: Below show the pictures of some famous temples and chedis. Today, roads and shops have been built around these temples.

The Life Story of Thailand’s Princess Mother

The Thai Princess Mother’s full name is Somdech Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani Her Life Story: Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother was born on Sunday, 21 October B.E 2443 (A.D 1900) in Nonthaburi Province. Her given name was Sangvalya. She graduated from the Midwifery and nursing school at Siriraj Hospital in B.E 2459 (A.D 1916). In [...]