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By William Warren et al, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

Thailand has many claims at the name "Golden Kingdom." it's a kingdom of shimmering wats, its monarchy remains to be deeply respected and it exerts a magic all of its own. This e-book captures that magic with wonderful pictures of all points of Thai existence, and makes an awesome keepsake for any customer to the rustic. integrated are sections on historical past and geography, in addition to the cultural and non secular historical past that's specified to Thailand. Sections on gala's and collectibles, and a portrayal of Thai–style artwork and structure are filled with aspect. Thailand: The Golden Kingdom portrays either the Thai humans and their attractive domestic in a cornucopia of colour and design.
This quantity is a gorgeous visible illustration of all points of the Thai lifestyles and tradition. writer and long–term resident William Warren, presents an insightful assessment of the heritage and geography of the dominion, in addition to a close exploration of the wealthy culture of Thai arts and crafts,...

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Except for a brief visit in 1938, the new king did not return to his homeland until the Pacific War ended, and tragedy ensued shortly afterward; on 9 June 1946, he died in the Grand Palace. Thus his younger brother, the present monarch, came to the throne as King Bhumibol Aduljadej. The official coronation service took place in 1950, and at the same time the king married a beautiful young princess who became Queen Sirikit. They have made rural development the hallmark of their reign, initiating programs that have ranged from new crops and methods of agriculture to water resources and the revival of traditional crafts.

The Songkran festival in Lampang, celebrating the old Thai New Year with processions and rituals. Assorted offerings made at shrines, temples and ceremonies; both flowers and objects are believed to appeal to certain spirits. A cave temple at Chiang Dao, inspired by some of the earliest Buddhist temples of India. Heads of the Buddha; the one on the left is Ayutthaya style while the one on the right came from Lopburi. Detail from a mural painting depicting the life of the Buddha; here the Buddha is seen ascending a stair to heaven, surrounded by divinities.

Thailand is a paradise for shoppers! Some of the items available include (top left) a Bencharong tea set in Chinese style, (top right) contemporary hand-fired celadon pots, (bottom left) masks made for traditional dance-drama and (bottom right) silk cushion covers from the Jim Thompson range. (Top left) shows some of the delightful hand-woven baskets available, (top right) showcases photo-frames, boxes and bags in Jim Thompson silk, (bottom left) a selection of lacquerware receptacles and (bottom right) sparkling, gem-studded Thai jewellery.

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