Saturday, October 1, 2016

THAILAND ~ Bangkok - Chao Phraya River ~

...Lovely view from the past... a lot has changed since usual I was expecting a matching stamp and I was not disappointed... it has a great bridge stamp too...Thanks a lot Jobboヽ(ヅ)ノ
Bird's eye view of the Memorial Bridge and towns on both sides of Chao Phraya River, Greater Bangkok Metropolitan.

The bridge was opened on 6 April 1932, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Chakri Dynasty. In English the bridge is commonly known as Memorial Bridge, however in Thai it is most commonly known as Phra Phutta Yodfa Bridge, after King Rama I,  the first king of the Chakri Dynasty.

 Construction of the bridge was started on 3 December 1929 by Dorman Long, Middlesbrough, England. The bridge used to have a moving mechanism, which is now disused.


(Issued 01-07-2004)

The 70th Anniversary of the Birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Issued 05-12-1997)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Maria's Connections to the World and her linky, Postcards for the Weekend, I just found your wonderful blog. What a great collection you have. We share a love of postcards and National Parks, but you are way ahead of me, globally speaking! As a bit of an introduction, you might enjoy my post on Collecting Yellowstone Park, published on May 2, 2013 at this link Thanks for sharing your blog and for linking up with Maria this weekend. I enjoyed the card with the dalmatian looking out to sea! Very nice!