Entrance Of Lak Mueang

Entrance of Lak Mueang
Shot at Lak Mueang in Bangkok, Thailand Tetsu Ozawa

People wearing black clothing were seen in front of the entrance of Lak Mueang

I came to the Palace area which was one of the major tourist attractions in Bangkok. Yet I didn't plan to enter into the Palace itself. The reason I came here was to visit the small hall called Lak Mueang. In the small hall in this photo, the golden pillar was erected to dedicate to the city god.

It was erected by Rama I when he did the relocation of the capital to Bangkok before building his palace. So the pillar was the first architecture built in the city after the capital relocation. The hall was smaller than I expected. When I came here, many people were hanging out around the hall. Most of the visitors wore black clothing. They took to mourning to the now-dead King.

JP

Where is Lak Mueang?

PHOTO DATA

No

10561

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

May 14, 2018

Place

Bangkok, Thailand

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA