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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Yes early 70's, but only for a few years and closed down. Look at the outside menu, nothing at all like modern KFC. Yum Foods brought KFC back in 84 and it has just gotten bigger and more popular with Thai's year after year.
    I wonder if that was the real KFC shop. The real KFC have had contract and you can't sell something outside what had stated in the contract . Am I right?

    Nice to hear from you again!

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    Chandra Saradavara, Princess of Phichit (1873 – 1905) was a daughter of King Rama V and one of the King’s relatives who was a granddaughter of King Rama III. So Princess of Phichit’s mother was a Princess.


    The Princess’s best friend was her half-sister named Siwilailak, Princess of Supanburi (1868 – 1904 --- page 34/830) who shared the same father, King Rama V but her mother who was one of the King’s Royal Concubines was a commoner born from a high ranking noble father.

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    [Princess of Supanburi (left) and Princess of Phichit (right)]


    The death of the Princess of Supanburi on 26th October 1904 was the most grievous day for Princess of Phichit knowing that the opportunity that she would meet her beloved friend was no more.

    The funeral of Princess of Supanburi was held at Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, Ayutthaya Province, starting from 14th February 1905 and Princess of Phichit attended it from the start.

    The body of Princess of Supanburi was transferred to Bang Pa-In Royal Palace by train. When it arrived at Bang Pa-In train station, all the royalties including King Rama V, her father, and Princess of Phichit were there. The transfer continued on road until it arrived at the destination.

    That night, something unexpected happened. All of a sudden, Princess of Phichit caught a sudden illness.

    It started from a normal fever which turned to hot fever in no time. Everyone panicked. King Rama V sent for his personal doctor but the farung doctor could not help much. All he could do was applying mustard on the Princess’s feet to ease the heat. More mustard was ordered from Bangkok to Bang Pa-In Palace as fast as it could.

    One more way to ease the heat on the Princess was ordering boats to pump water from the pond close by to shower over the small manor’s roof, under of which the sick Princess was resting. The roof being made of zinc had been heated by strong sunshine all day.

    Finally on 21st February 1905, the last day that Princess of Supanburi’s funeral ended in the morning and some of the royalties already took trains back to Bangkok, Princess of Phichit died of bubonic plague.

    The royalties who just arrived at Bangkok had to take trains back to Bang Pa-In Palace once again to mourn Princess of Phichit’s death before carrying her body back to Dusit Palace, Bangkok, on next morning where her state funeral would be held.

    According to local news "Moved one royal daughter's body down here (Bang Pa-In Palace), and moved another one royal daughter's body up there (Grand Palace)".


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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanielnong View Post
    I wonder if that was the real KFC shop. The real KFC have had contract and you can't sell something outside what had stated in the contract . Am I right?

    Nice to hear from you again!
    Thanks Nong Khrap, I thought of that as well, but for the early 70's I would think they got a franchise. But back then the terms of the contract were not so strict. They were either allowed or decided on their own to sell more. That chicken had to be expensive for back then, so a bit more to the menu to get people in the shop. Just a guess for sure. I know Popeyes came here about 2000 and did not make it, and folded within a year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Thanks Nong Khrap, I thought of that as well, but for the early 70's I would think they got a franchise. But back then the terms of the contract were not so strict. They were either allowed or decided on their own to sell more. That chicken had to be expensive for back then, so a bit more to the menu to get people in the shop. Just a guess for sure. I know Popeyes came here about 2000 and did not make it, and folded within a year or so.
    One more question if I may...

    Around 30 years ago, a fast food joint named "Arby's" used to open the business in Bangkok. I liked this type of meat here very much and the horseradish sauce is splendid. Have you ever tried one?

    It was too bad that the place that held each branch (I always bought it at Welco Department close to Pin Klaow Bridge) all caught fire and burnt down. So, no more Arby's here. That's a pity.

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    “Pa (= cloth) Poom” or “Pa Som Pak” or “Pa Som Pak Poom” are unfamiliar names to most Thai who come across these Thai words these days.

    Only a few Thai realize how they look or what kind of fabrics they are. As the terms have faded away from the modern Thai culture and society, it is hardly known that “Pa Poom” or “Pa Som Pak” or “Pa Som Pak Poom” is a type of fabric woven from silk threads using ‘mut mee’ fabric technique, resulting in textiles with beautiful colors and intricately decorative pattern with one-layer, two-layer, or three-layer shape of motifs embellished at their ends.

    This type of fabric is usually made with extra length and width compared with other Pa Nung (sarong) as they are worn by wrapping around one’s waist down like Chong Krabane, a lower body cloth that was popular in Ayutthaya to early Rattanakosin period. The decorations of pattern were intended to indicate the status, titles, and ranks of the wearers.

    Historical records concerning garments used by different classes of people in Siam since the Ayutthaya period reveals that "Pa Poom" or "Pa Som Pak" or "Pa Som Pak Poom" which was cloths covering lower part of body was bestowed by the kings as insignia of ranks for court or government officials holding noble titles.

    They must be worn as official uniforms in accordance with the ranks and titles of the wearers (men) while having an audience with the kings or attending important royal ceremonies, a tradition restricted only in the palace compound (this piece of clothes was the only thing that could be allowed for getting inside the court as the upper torsos had to be naked to prevent from hiding weapons).

    As (let me pick only one name) "Pa Som Pak" was necessary for Siamese court, the demand was immense. The court had to build a "Pa Som Pak" factory within the area to supply the need.

    Not only the factory produced new cloth, it provided more services such as fixing, repairing, darning and etc.

    The fate of "Pa Som Pak" and the factory became declined in the reign of King Rama V when Siam modernized the country up to the same level as the West World (here, from one piece of cloth covering the body to full attire containing a shirt, a pair of pants and etc.).

    At the same time, Siam started to order a new kind of cloth called “Pa Muang (Muang = a name of a Chinese city in Shanghai not a Thai name that calls a color, purple)” from China which was much cheaper and more comfortable than setting up a factory.

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    Later on, the court factory was focused on only making embroiled sashes but not long after, it turned out that England had more experience on doing this and all the works here were sent to be done in England instead.

    Finally the court factory that was once busy like a beehive was closed forever.

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    At present, "Pa Som Pak” has 2 styles: Type 1, woven by Tai-Lao techniques can be acquired in Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum Province. The second type of fabric woven with Thai-Khmer ethnic can be acquired in Surin Province.
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    I like these clips (never been there though!)


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    Samuel Reynolds House (1817-1899) was a pioneer and leading member of the Siam Mission of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. He was born in New York and received the M.D. degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City in 1845.

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    House was appointed to the Siam Mission in April 1845 along with the Rev. Stephen Mattoon and his wife to reopen the mission. It was the reign of King Rama IV.

    In 1847, Dr. House removed a big piece of wood from the foot of an elderly woman under general anesthesia. He could be considered as the first anesthesiologist in Siam.

    While performing his career as a doctor, House brought the knowledge of science to the nobles of Siam. Although appointed as a physician, by 1852, he had abandoned medical work to undertake full time evangelism and, later, to engage in educational work as well. He was one of the co-founders of the Bangkok Christian College.

    While back in America for holiday in 1855, the Sunday school of his home church provided funds for the purchase and outfitting of a boat for touring.

    The result was a boat equipped for the work, affording more comfort than possible in the native boats. Along the side of the small cabin, lockers were fitted, serving both as seats and place for storage. A removable table between afforded spaces was made for writing or eating.

    For the night, an extension bridged the space between the lockers, and this, covered with cushions, made a comfortable double bed.

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    (Shot in Petchaburi Province spending 3 days and 2 nights traveling from Bangkok; Not the exact boat mentioned in this article but something like this)


    In December 1856, House with his wife made the first tour to ‘tang chang wat’ and continued with several other trips after that.

    The most famous incident in House's life took place in 1868 on a trip to Chieang Mai. House was gored by an elephant, leaving him with a massive wound in his stomach. Although in shock, he had the presence of mind to sew himself up and send for help to Chiang Mai.

    Recovery required some six weeks, during which time he participated in the founding of the first church in northern Siam, the "First Presbyterian Church of Chiang Mai."

    The House family resigned and left Siam in 1886. Being a retired missionary from foreign land, House came back home penniless. Out of gratitude, a lot of his students and co-workers in Siam helped collecting money and sent to him for a start.

    Note: Since his name is English of which the pronunciation was (and still is) difficult for the local’s tongue so, they called him ‘Moh (= doctor) Hao (means ‘a flea’ in Thai)’ and called Rev. Mattoon, ‘Ma-toom (means ‘a bael fruit’ in Thai)’
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanielnong View Post
    At present, "Pa Som Pak” has 2 styles: Type 1, woven by Tai-Lao techniques can be acquired in Khon Kaen and Chaiyaphum Province. The second type of fabric woven with Thai-Khmer ethnic can be acquired in Surin Province.
    That takes me back about 25 years ago i visited a village somewhere around Khon Kaen, forget the name but they dyed and weaved Mat Mi (Mee) and i bought some. The Silk is quite course but he designs are lovely. Back then nearly every other house had a loom and area outside for weaving and not many tourists but it was great watching the process. Didn't have a car and it took a couple of local buses to get there from Khon Kaen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    That takes me back about 25 years ago i visited a village somewhere around Khon Kaen, forget the name but they dyed and weaved Mat Mi (Mee) and i bought some. The Silk is quite course but he designs are lovely. Back then nearly every other house had a loom and area outside for weaving and not many tourists but it was great watching the process. Didn't have a car and it took a couple of local buses to get there from Khon Kaen.

    Thanks for sharing your interesting adventure. I have never been to Khon Kaen just once.

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    Scenes at a Buddhism ritual on the wedding day in 50s.

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    Ka-tin ceremony in Bang Mod, Thonburi Province (now merged with Bangkok) in 1968

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    Sending someone abroad at Don Muang Airpot in 1970

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    (And thanks to K.Prawnograph!)

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    According to the story on page 5/117, King Rama V’s most favorite manor in Bang Pa-In Palace was Uthayan Phumisathian Manor or “Garden of the Secured Land”.

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    It was firstly built in 1877 in the style of one and a half story local wooden building. Then the King had it renovated into 2 story building and made the top floor decorated into Swiss Chalet style.

    There was a room that the furniture inside was imported from France to create the place an atmosphere imitating King Napolean III’s who was ruling France at that time.

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    This Manor was used to accommodate many important persons but the most important one was Nicholas Alexandrovish, Tsarevich (Crown Prince Nicholas) of Russia in 1891 (see page 45/1107)

    Alas, during the latest renovation in 1938, some unfortunate incident happened and the whole Manor was burnt down to the ground.

    Anyway, it was rebuilt by the command of Queen Sirikit (of King Rama IX’s) in 1994 but the style was totally different from the original as seen below.

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    Princess Phongpraphai (1867 – 1942) was the first offspring of King Rama V’s.

    When she was born, her father was still the heir-apparent as Prince Chulalongkorn who became a father at age 14. Her mother was the Prince's nanny aged 3 years older.

    During that time the Prince’s father, King Rama IV, was not aware of that at all. After the truth revealed, the King was rather upset because he did not expect his son to be ‘an early ripe, early rotten (right?)’.

    When the Prince succeeded the throne from his father as King Rama V, her mother became the first Noble Consort and his daughter was elevated to ‘Princess’, in the Royal Highness style.

    Back to when King Rama V was the heir-apparent, he had another wife with one daughter (story on page 34/830). Time went by until he became King Rama V and experiences had made him deem that both mother and daughter were more dearly to him than the first pair because the first pair, the mother was arrogant and the daughter was not beautiful and did not look smart.

    So, the first pair, Princess Phong (for short) and her mother were kept distant within the Grand Palace.

    Princess Phong had had a reputation of being strict about the old traditions being passed on in the Royal Family, although in 1873, King Rama V cancelled a lot of them including the ancient tradition of having audience kowtow before the King.

    In order to elevate Siam up to be the same level as the western tradition, he had changed it to just stand before the King but Princess Phong did not obey.

    One day while passing, a lot of royalty was standing according to the new tradition but only Princess Phong was still kowtowing. The King saw her and was annoyed. He reached down, caught a tuft on the top of her hair and tried to pull the little Princess up but she resisted.

    Her stubbornness had made her father’s love become less and less.

    Time went by until the little Princess became an adult. Her stubbornness had become her signature of being confident and one thing that showed this habit was being outspoken.

    After King Rama V finished his new Palace, Dusit Palace, he ordered his close relatives to move there. Everyone was eager to move into a new home but Princess Phong was not mentioned. When being asked, she just said bluntly ‘It does not kill me if I don’t move’.

    Both the Princess and her mother had never left the Grand Palace all of their lives.

    Feeling estranged from each other, the King had never visited her and never asked for her audience. She had never been assigned for any royal duties like her half-sisters/brothers.

    Nonetheless, the King stilled cared for her. He always made sure that his first born lived her life comfortably.

    Princess Phong died at old age on March 1st, 1942, at the age of 74.

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    (Only two of her photos can be found on the internet)
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    Theaters in Yaowarat in 1950s

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    Queenie (1952 – May 30th, 2011) was a captive female Asian elephant born wild in 1952 in Thailand. She was imported to the U.S.A. and put on sale in the Trefflich pet store in New York.

    In 1953, at 6 months of age she was sold to Bill Green, and his daughter Elisabeth (Liz) Green (later ‘Dane’).

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    “I knew we were going to a pet store, but had no idea about the true purpose of the trip,” Dane told recently.

    She looked at puppies and kittens before spotting the elephant in the room: Queenie, 6 months old and weighing 250 pounds.

    “Dad asked if that was the pet I would like to bring home,” Dane recalled, “and I, of course, said ‘YES!’”

    For 14 years, Dane cared for Queenie. And they treated one another as best of friends. They played, but they also trained. As a circus performer, Queenie learned to water ski and play harmonica. She skied during the late ’50s and early ’60s.

    Queenie and Dane's act made appearances at states and county fairs, TV shows, and circuses around the country. During the show, Queenie and Dane would water ski, play the harmonica, and dance.

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    Marj and Jim Rusing, the owners of a Florida tourist attraction called De Leon Springs, introduced Queenie to water skiing in 1950's. Queenie was billed as "The World's Only Water Skiing Elephant" after she replaced the world's first water skiing elephant.

    Liz Dane said Queenie was not being mistreated, "She thoroughly loved skiing. She would put her trunk in the water and get a big scoop of water and spray it all over the place! She loved it. Elephants can swim. That particular area, the water wasn't that deep. And even if she did spill over, they can swim. There was no danger."

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    In 1965, she appeared in a series of print advertisement for the Mercury outboard motors company. She also appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ and more.

    By the summer of 1967, Dane’s father had passed away and she was preparing for college. The grown girl and Queenie parted ways. Queenie was sold to an "elephant performance team" in Michigan. In 1981 she was sold to Circus Gatti

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    In June, 1959 during an appearance at the Bicentennial Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, waves from a passing towboat caused Queenie to fall off her skis. Bill Green, who had been water-skiing next to Queenie, held her snorkel above the water until a crane was found and used to haul the elephant out of the water.

    According to a news article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the director of the local Humane Society said he had "received 25 telephone calls protesting the risk taken by Queenie when she performs on her huge water skis in the Allegheny River"

    The article also quoted the curator of mammals at the Carnegie Museum as saying "An elephant is provided with a natural snorkel tube. Elephants like daily baths. They draw water up in their trunks and squirt themselves. I think water-skiing would be all right if the elephant isn't afraid of it and likes to do it."

    Additionally, the local Republican county chairman was "highly suspicious of any attempt to eliminate Queenie's act" and quoted as saying "It might be a Democratic plot."

    Queenie was retired from the Circus Gatti in 2003 and sent to the Wild Adventures theme park in Valdosta, Georgia.

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    Dane never forgot Queenie. She would one day learn that the old saying is true: Elephants never forget. Queenie never forgot Liz Dane.

    In 2005, Dane tracked down Queenie to Wild Adventures.

    “I spoke her name and her ears went out. She smelled my hands and then my feet. It was as if we had never been apart. I cried. She stood there touching me with her trunk.”

    On Mary 30th, 2011, Queenie was euthanized because of chronic health problems.

    “We knew that Queenie’s health had been in decline for some time,” Wild Adventures General Manager Bob Montgomery said in a statement, “and we have been working with other zoo veterinarians to determine the best way to manage Queenie’s chronic health issues. Unfortunately, we had to make a quality of life decision (Monday) morning.”

    According to an obituary in the UK's The Guardian, "Queenie was believed to be one of the oldest Asian elephants in North America."


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    According to the story on page 19/453, a solar eclipse occurring on August 18, 1868 was a big controversy in the Siamese Court.

    As a modern astrology, King Rama IV declared that the solar eclipse this time was total but it could not be clearly seen here in Bangkok. It had to be witnessed at Tumbon Wakoh, Prachuab Keereekun Province.

    On the contrary, all the local astrologists whose knowledge was based on ancient Siamese tomes disagreed in unison.

    The King wanted to prove he was right so, he worked all the hard work over and over to make himself sure then arranged a trip to the place to see the truth.

    On August 18th, 1868, the solar eclipse occurred and it was total as the King had predicted. It was recorded that the eclipse started at 10.32 a.m. The sky had become totally dark since 12.00 a.m.

    During the period of 6 minutes and 46 seconds, all over the place was dark like nighttime. All the stars in the sky could be clearly seen.

    The King, in his triumphant, looked around and witnessed all the faces of those local astrologists including farung (French) astrologists who did not believe him in the first place gaped while staring into the dark sky.

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    (The computer colored photo shows the Royal Camp built for witnessing the solar eclipse at Tumbon Wakoh, Prachuab Keereekun Province on August, 1868)
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    Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse (pronounced simply as ‘Apakorn), Prince of Chumphon (1880 – 1923) was the 28th child of King Rama V. Being born to a non-royal mother (from the Bunnag clan), he was not eligible to become king.

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    Traveling with his son, King Rama V had noticed that this boy was good at navigation. So the King decided to send the Prince to England to study naval science.

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    He returned to Siam to serve in the creation of Royal Siamese Navy and contributed significantly to the advancement and modernization of the navy.

    In 1922 he saw that Sattahip Bay, Chonburi Province, was a strategic place for the establishment of a naval base and offered royal land there to build the present-day naval facilities.

    In honor of his contributions, the Prince was proclaimed "The father of the Royal Thai Navy".

    Prince Apakorn also had Muay Thai skills. During King Rama VI's reign, he trained many Muay Thai boxers. The most famous one in his time named Young Han-Talay who was well-known from kick-boxing a Chinese boxer to death in the ring.

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    In addition to his career in navy, the Prince studied medicine. He was particularly interested in the use of herbal medicine in treating his patients. Locals named him ‘Moh (= doctor) Porn (shortened from ‘Chum ‘phon’’)’.

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    (At his home, Nang-Loeng Palace, in Nang-Loeng Subdistrict, recent photo)


    However, every Thai knows him most from the name “Sadej Tia (= Lord Father)”.

    Not long after being honored to the title "The father of the Royal Thai Navy”, Prince Apakorn left the office for his health and traveled to Monthon Surat for a month. He rehabilitated from his congenital and chronic diseases at Hat Sai Ree beach in Chumphon Province.

    After his accidental exposure to a cold rain, he was infected with influenza which worsened his health condition sharply.
    The Prince Admiral died at the age of 42, on 19 May 1923.

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    The Royal Thai Navy marks 19th of May annually as the "Abhakara Memorial Day".

    Being a non-caste personality type made the Prince beloved by the general public. There are about 217 shrines and memorials built to honor him throughout Thailand. The most famous of which is the Prince of Chumphon Shrine at Hat Sai Ree in Chumphon Province, where he recuperated and rehabilitated from his illnesses, before his death.

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    Ulysses S Grant, the 18th President of the United States of America, meets King Rama V at the Grand Palace on February 4th, 1879.


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    I don't know what has happened with the photo downloading this time!!
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    Overbrook Hospital is located in the center of Chiengrai Province. It was found in early 1900s by William A. Briggs, a Canadian doctor and, also, one of the American Presbyterian Mission of New York.

    Shot in 1951

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    Dr. Briggs home in Chiengrai

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    A means of transportation in the northern of Siam

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    A photo staged by Dr. Briggs of a dead, man-killing tiger they had hunted down. He said that the natives in the northern of Siam were terrified of tigers. People lived in tightly clustered villages and at times kept a fire burning all night to ward off tiger visits. The men would work their rice fields only in the daytime.

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    After witnessing the solar eclipse at Tumbon Wakoh, Prachuab Keereekun Province on August 18th, 1868, King Rama IV was exposed to malaria then developed chills and fever (more details on page 19/453).

    Before his death on October 1st, 1868, the King was concerned about his heir to the throne. His eligible son, Prince Chulalongkorn, was still underage (15). He expressed his concern to his trusted subject that once he was demised and the Prince had took the throne then, took good care of him (the Prince) and let not any bad incidents such as the throne usurping occurred.

    ‘Do not let it be like the case of ‘Pra Sanaeha Montri (title and name for a commoner granted by the king)’. It was very embarrassing’ The King said.

    Now, the case of ‘Pra Sanaeha Montri’ was about the usurpation that happened in Nakorn Srithummarat City. It happened after the ruler of the city died (in 1867), there were many people who wanted to seize the power of the City’s ruler but the King had desired for the ruler’s eldest son, Pra Sanaeha Montri, who at the time was already helping his father as the deputy to take over the position.

    But according to the ancient tradition that the person who was subject to take an important position had to gain the experience of ordaining to become a monk and Pra Sanaeha Montri had not done it yet. So, the King ordered him to come to Bangkok and had him ordain to become a monk at a wat.

    Something beyond expectation happened one night while praying inside his cubicle, a bullet shot from somewhere outside went through the cubicle’s wall. It was about the same time that Pra Sanaeha Montri finished his pray and was bending down to pay respect to Buddha (a verb called ‘krab’). So the bullet went past over and Pra Sanaeha Montri was alive.

    This grave incident was spread to the King’s ears and a thorough investigation was held but the shooter could not be caught.

    When Pra Sanaeha Montri finished his term of a monk ordaining, the King appointed him the new ruler of Nakorn Srithummarat City after his late father with the new title of ‘Praya Nakorn Srithummarat’

    This incident was just fresh, thus, it concerned King Rama IV who wished the history did not repeat itself.



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    During the early Rattanakosin era, Siam in the reign of King Rama III often had disputes with its neighbors such as the defeat of Chao Anuwong Vientiane rebellion, the war with Vietnam over the land of Cambodia, the Battle of Saiburi and the Rebellion of Indian majority in some areas including the crisis concerning the British invading Burma for the first time. These incidents shook the stability of Siam.

    For such reason, King Rama III announced that the major cities that acted as frontier cities help to protect the area of ​​country. The King also ordered permanent city walls and fortresses built for preventing the invaders.

    The city of Songkhla was one of those that took the King’s order. The governor of the city used tax money collected to construct the walls and fortresses. What was different here from the others was the style of the city gate was Chinese. That was because the ancestors of the governor here were from China.

    Shown here is the computer colored photo of one of ten city gates built around Songkhla City whose B&W original version was shot in the reign of King Rama V. This one opened to the Lake of Songkhla.


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    All about Buddhism in the 50s...

    A monk's cubicle

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    A classroom in a wat

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    Merit making (Tak bat)

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