Thursday, July 9, 2015

THAILAND ~ Bangkok - Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall ~

More beautiful architecture from Bangkok coming from Jobbo and as extra bonus a matching stamp (3)...Thanks a lot!!!

The (north facade) of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, was built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to serve as a reception hall for the Dusit Palace. Construction started in 1906 and the building was finished in 1915, during the reign of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).

Built in Italian Renaissance style, the two storey Throne Hall resembles the famous Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City in Italy. It is built from Italian white marble with a large dome in the middle and six smaller surrounding domes.

It now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions.


1. International Stamp Exhibition "BANGKOK"
 (Issued 01-10-1993)
2. The King's 60th Birthday Anniversary
(Issued 05-12-1987)
3. Dusit Palace
(Issued 05/12/1990)

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