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National Theatre

Ligger i ett område av slottet på andra Sovereign, Nationalteatern byggdes 1960 och avslutades i 1965. T-formade byggnaden har en kombination av thailändska och internationella stilar. Den thailändska funktionen verkar dominera helhetsintrycket av teatern eftersom det uttrycks av tak, high relief of the God of Arts, and sculptures of characters of Thai classical plays.

 


Nationalmuseum

Det första museet i Thailand grundades av kung Rama IV (1851-1868). Kungen använde två byggnader i Grand Palace för att hålla sina privata antika samlingar. Den första offentliga museet öppnades i 1874 under kung Rama V: s regeringstid i en byggnad som heter "Sala Sahathai Samakhom" som finns i den precinct av Grand Palace. The Museum was relocated in 1887 to its current location.


Tha Phra Chan Pier

The lively area of Tha Phra Chan used to be the palace of Prince Prachak Silpakom. Along Maha Rat and Phra Chan Roads surrounding Wat Maha that is the biggest amulet market in Bangkok where an array of amulets stands are found.


Thammasat University

Formally known as “Thammasat Lae Kan Mueang University” (Moral and Political Sciences). Established in 1934, this university is the second modern university in Thailand. In the beginning, the university offered only courses in law and political economy. Later, the university was developed to have wider fields of study and the name was shortened to “Thammasat University”.

 



Wat Mahathat

 

One of the most significant religious places on Rattanakosin Island. First built in the Ayutthaya Period (1350-1967) it became more and more important in the Rattanakosin Era. In King Rama I’s reign (1782-1809), the temple was the residence of the patriarch. In King Rama V’s reign (1868-1910), it was the place where the Royal Crematorium was built and processed.