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The entrance to the Dusit Palace is a gigantic motorway with the statue of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) riding a stallion right in the centre.
The entrance to the Dusit Palace is a gigantic motorway with the statue of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn) riding a stallion right in the centre. It is the first monument dedicated to a Thai king, completed in 1908 and inaugurated by King Rama V himself. The monument is paid from public donations, as the Thai people were grateful of King Rama V's pursuit of modernizing the country. Each year on December 5, the Trooping of the Colours ceremony is held here.
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Located in front of Lumphini Park, the statue was sculpted by Professor Corado Feroci, an Italian sculptor that in Thailand is better known as Silpa Bhirasri
This art gallery shows works of some of the hottest upcoming Thai artists
The museum building is in the Bang Khum Phrom Palace, a former royal residence of HRH Prince Boriphat Sukhumphan, the 33rd son of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn)
The Dusit Palace is a large complex of 13 royal residences and few other buildings built by King Rama V on Rattanakosin Island in the early 20th century
This Chinese-style ceremonial gate is located at the Odeon Circle
The zoo is a good destination for families and children with animals such as giraffes, zebras, deer, hippos, elephants and tigers
The newest of Bangkok's famous temples, this unique wat has been constructed during the reign of King Rama V
The Thai Press Museum traces the development of the press and journalism from the times of absolute monarchy to the present day through exhibits with wax models working on them
Suan Dusit Art Gallery is located inside Suan Dusit Rajabhat University in the Dusit district