"Chakri Mahaprasad Hall" Grand Palace Tip by Blatherwick

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  Chakri Mahaprasad Hall
by Blatherwick

Chakri Mahaprasad Hall (Great Holy Hall of Chakri) is the largest triple-winged of the Grand Palace buildings. Built in 1882 by British architects using Thai labour, the exterior shows a peculiar blend of Italian renaissance and traditional Thai architecture. Each wing is topped by Mondop, a layered and heavily ornamented spire representing a Thai adaptation of the Hindu Mandapa, or shrine.

The tallest of the Mondops, in the centre, contains the ashes of each Chakri King who passed away; the flanking Mondops enshrine the ashes of Chakri princes who never inherited the throne.

Address: Grand Palace
Directions: next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex
Phone: 02-224-1833
Website: http://www.palaces.thai.net/gp/

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  • Updated Aug 8, 2005
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