Statue of Rama I at the Phra Buddha Yodfa Memorial Bridge, Bangkok (1932)

>> Saturday, April 24, 2010

It was on the way of my working, I have passed it every morning. The front view of Statue for King Rama I, he was the founder and the first monarch of the reigning House of Chakri. He ascended the throne in 1782, after defeating a rebellion which had deposed King Taksin of Thonburi.

Currently we are in King Rama 9, so imagine he was the King over 200 years ago.

The closer look are here, and more info visit wikipedia


Hilda April 25, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

Very interesting history! Are all your kings called Rama? Sigh, I need to read more about Thailand.

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