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 [...]

History

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 [...]

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, History, Temple

Iconic Buddha head statue at Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya วัดมหาธาตุ อยุธยา

There is a very famous and iconic Buddha statue that is known all over the world located at Wat Mahathat วัดมหาธาตุ Ayutthaya. This iconic statue of the Buddha’s head is often featured in various photographs: All that remained of this sandstone Buddha image is part of its head, while the body had disappeared. The head [...]

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, History, Temple

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 [...]

Ayutthaya อยุธยา, History, Temple

Thai Human Imagery Museum Nakhon Pathom พิพิธภัณฑ์หุ่นขี้ผึ้งไทย

Thai Museum of Kings

The museum has display of wax figures look so alive and filled with expressions. The figures there look so real. Craftsmen created scenes and figures of famous Buddhist monks, past Kings, slavery in Thailand (few hundred years ago), arts and culture of Thailand, etc. There are 2 floors in the museum. It’s really an amazing [...]

History, Nakhon Pathom นครปฐม

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.

History