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DUSIT ZOO

Part of the Royal Dusit Garden Palace,where Chulalongkorn built himselfa great golden teak palacewith the cutting edge technology of 1900,was a private botanical garden,full of rare plants and lakes. In 1938 the Revolutionary Governmentmetamorphosed itinto Municipal Zoological Gardenswith animals and … Continue reading

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AS A THING IS VIEWED…

The Emerald Buddhais not made of emeraldbut a kind of greenand mutton coloured jadestone. Nor is it a Buddha,though seated on a gilded throneabove our heads;though presented every yearwith new robes by the King himself;though credited with magical powersof healing … Continue reading

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TIGER CAVE TEMPLE

By the Temple Gatemacaques lie in wait.They squabble and fight,like chickens, for the bananasoffered by northern Europeans.They snatchbags and camerasand are happy to scratchand bitethe hands that feed them. An enormous limestone hillthree hundred metres hightowers above the temple. A … Continue reading

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MEO

He has dirty feet;“Washing is dangerouswash much, sicken and die.”He wears a short black jacketand floppy black trousers.A large silver lock hangs round his neck.She has a blue jacketand a tightly pleated kiltof hemp and cottonwith heavily embroideredand weighted black … Continue reading

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