Thub Kwan Residence

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AstroKAney KooN KeeN on March 23, 2008

=================================== Information from http://www.palaces.thai.net/ "Thub Kwan Residence"

Thub Kwan is a traditional housing complex, designed and constructed by Phraya Wisukam Prasit (Noi Silapi). It comprises eight houses situated in four directions: four main buildings and four corner buildings. The two big houses opposite each other were bed chambers (the king's was on the south side). Another was a reception hall. Opposite the reception hall was a kitchen. The four small corner halls are located in each corner. Two of them were bird halls. Another was a servant's quarters. The other was for storage. All houses were linked by a central patio, with a big shading chand tree in the middle.

Thub Kwan was elaborately constructed. The houses and the patio were built with golden teak using the traditional timber joint-and-notch method of house building. The eaves and the roof supports are carved woodwork. The roofing was once a nipa palm leaves bordered with terra cotta tiles. Around the house are traditional plants usually planted in a well-to-do household.

H.M. King Rama VI had this house built in order to preserve the art of traditional Thai housing style. The celebration ceremony for the house was held on January 25, 1901. It once served as headquarters of the Wild Tigers' Royal Guards.

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AstroKAney KooN KeeN
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Photo taken in Phra Prathom Chedi, Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom 73000, Thailand

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  • Uploaded on March 23, 2008
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    by AstroKAney KooN KeeN
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2007/11/23 12:35:58
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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