Bangkok Post reviews
Tour steeped in history
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: October 16, 2013 at 8:11 am
Wat Phra Sri Mahathat, or the ‘Democracy Temple’, in Bang Khen.
Any idea why Wat Phra Sri Mahathat in Bang Khen is known as the "Democracy Temple"?
How about what the style of the buildings along Ratchadamnoen Avenue are, and how it is important to our modern history?
Those curious about the answers should join a trip organised by Siam Society on Nov 23.
The one-day excursion, which will cover places of interest in Bangkok _ Wat Phra Sri Mahathat in Bang Khen, and Ratchadamnoen Anenue, as well as the Supreme Court _ will be conducted by Assoc Prof Chatri Prakitnonthakarn of Silpakorn University's architecture faculty.
An expert of modern architecture, Assoc Prof Chatri will guide participants in how to encode the beliefs and ideologies of the People's Party's key figures hidden in the buildings.
The excursion is part of Siam Society's Siamese Heritage Preservation Programme.
A contribution of 1,350 baht for members (1,550 baht for non-members) is required for the transport, lunch, snacks and other arrangements.
As seats are limited, reservations are encouraged.
Contact Jarunee Kongsawat on 026-616-470.