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King Chulalongkorn—Krabi, Thailand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge
N 08° 03.480 E 098° 55.068
47P E 490942 N 890710
Quick Description: A statue to the fifth king of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand.
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 9:16:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMBKX6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 2

Long Description:
King Chulalongkorn (b. 1853-d. 1910), also known as King Rama 5 ( reigned: 1868-1910), is one of the great kings of Thailand, and fondly remembered by his people. He is known for resisting the nefarious imperial ambitions of both Britain and France, modernising his country, and reforming the governmental administration. Statues of him are to be seen throughout Thailand, and invariably at the front of provincial administration buildings (Provincial Halls).

This statue of the king is situated outside the main entrance to the provincial hall of the small, southern Thai province of Krabi. The statue depicts the king in military garb, standing, with a sword in his left hand, pith helmet in his right, a not uncommon pose. There is however one major difference in this province. The statue and its surrounds are undergoing a major renervation.

There are two placards near the statue (in gallery), which display the proposed new arrangement. When complete, in front of the provincial hall there will be a large courtyard, with the statue and its shrine the centrepiece. At the current time construction work is ongoing around the statue, which prevented me from moving close enough to take a good quality picture of the statue.
URL of the statue: Not listed

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