Ancient Siam

Ancient City (Muang Boran)

The Audience Hall or the former hall of the Palace of King Taksin the great now functions as the Museum of the Royal Thai Navy. It is a one-story Thai style building with three wings and a multitiered roof.

The walls of the King’s bedchamber in the audience hall at the Ancient Siam are covered with murals painted by the story depicted is from the chronicles telling of the hard times in Thai history during the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767 A.D. and the establishment of Thon Buri as the country’s new capital. These historical events still evoke an emotional response in the collective memory of the Thai people-even today.

16 The Audience Hall


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