Here are a few sites on the road just before entering the grounds of this beautitul Garden and Sculptured Naturally from
1/3rd to lifesize monuments and actual relics brought here stone by stone form all over Thailand. A gift to the people of the
Kingdom of Thailand, built by their citizens of their own free will.|
Historical Sites seen along the main entrance road to Muang Boran, Thailand
About Muang Boran
|Hello my fellow hunters and affectionados of "los hongos."
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you, an eight-page pictorial of more than 150 images photographed at
this beautiful National Park situated two hours east from Bangkok towards the border of Thailand and Cambodia (now
known as Kampuchea and/or by its local ancient name of Kampuja). This beautiful parcel of floral and sculpted landscape
is known to the people of the region as Muang Boran.
This beautiful landscaped and sculptured by stone, Teak-wood and numerous floral gardens with waterfall displays and
white marble humongous sculptures geographically represent the history of Siam (Thailand) from the
8th century A.D. to the present. All photographs in this pictorial were taken with different cameras between the
years of 1985-2006.
This location, beloved most by those of natural Thai heritage, also include visitors that include most Hill
Tribal Groups of the Country, as well as by all Thai people and even those of all of South and Southeast Asia,
from India and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), east to Vietnam and the Philippines and from the south of Southern
China (Hunan Province) and directly south along the Thai/Burma border (Burma was recently renamed as the Kingdom
of Myamar). From the Thai/Malaysian border at the start of the province of Kuala Lumphur, Malaysia; east to Java;
Sumatra; and Borneo, and south back to mainland Indonesia from Borneo to Singapore; and Bali and north along the
southern portion of the Gulf of Thailand referred to as the Surabaya Coast.
Muang Boran, officially known as the 'Ancient City,' is build geographically in the shape of Thailand. In fact, where ever
there is an actual historical site or monument located in Thailand, an exact replica ranging from one/third to
replica is built geographically in this park in relation to its actual geographical historical location in Thailand.
The Park opened in the mid 1950s and the first guests to cross the entrance line were his Majesty, the world's longest living
reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Hs wife and childhood sweetheart, her Royal Majesty Queen Sirikit,
Members of his Royal entourage.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej family is of the Chakri linage and The Chakri dynasty has reigned in Thailand since 1782.
Since that time there have been nine kings, each reigning under the name of Rama. His majesty, the present King
is officially known as King Rama the IXth.
At the dawn of the 20th century, the country -- then called Siam -- was ruled by King Chulalongkorn (or King
Rama V), who was the son of King Mongkut (King Rama IV), the king portrayed by Yul
Brynner in The King and I.
Chulalongkorn abolished slavery and otherwise modernized the country. He died
in 1910 and was succeeded by two of his sons, one after the other -- first
Vajiravudh and then, in 1925, Prajadhipok.
In 1935 the throne passed to Prajadhipok's nephew Ananda Mahidol. When he
died unexpectedly in 1946 (shot under unclear circumstances), his younger
brother became king. That brother, Bhumibol Adulyadej, known as King Rama IX, is
still alive and has reigned longer than any other living monarch. He is greatly
revered in Thailand although his real power is limited.
The king and his wife, Queen Sirikit, have been married since 1950. They have
four children, including one son, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, who is heir
to the throne.
The official guests for the opening festivities Muang Boran included Her Royal
Majesty, Elizabeth Queen of England and her Royal consort, Prince Philip.
At entrance main trail into Muang Boran, Thailand.
Wat Phra Mahatat, Muang Boran, Thailand.
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