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