‘Pee’ in front of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall

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Bangkok : A photo of a young girl urinating in public at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall has further ignited negative reaction from Thai people towards Chinese tourists’ ‘lack of etiquette’.”This is what happens when there are so many unlicensed Chinese guides here. They are so negligent.

A Chinese tourist let one’s daughter pee in front of the lawn of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall,” Facebook user Tiger Foung, who posted the photo, wrote.Tiger Foung wrote that other foreign tourists are also disgusted with the Chinese people who are rowdy, has no manners, spit and defecate anywhere they want.”If a destination has many low-quality Chinese tourists, high-quality tourists would avoid the place. Happy now?”In the end, we’ll end up having just low-quality Chinese tourists.

We have to share this to world, so they know how bad the Chinese tourists are,” the Facebook user added.Other social media members wrote that complaining would not help because authorities are ignoring the problem. Others wrote that the original poster was too biased against people from China.

The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, a large impressive building in Dusit district in Bangkok, was built by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) to serve as a reception hall for the Dusit Palace. Construction started in 1906 and the building was finished in 1915, during the reign of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI).

Built in Italian Renaissance style, the two storey Throne Hall resembles the famous Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City in Italy. It is built from Italian white marble with a large dome in the middle and six smaller surrounding domes.King Chulalongkorn hired two Italian architects to design the throne hall, Annibale Rigotti and Mario Tamagno. The latter later also designed the Hualamphong train station in Bangkok.

The interior is as remarkable as the exterior. The walls and the large central dome are covered with murals telling the history of the currently ruling Chakri dynasty from the first King, King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great (Rama I), who became King in 1782 until King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) who ruled until 1925. The Royal Throne sits under the huge central dome.

During the 1932 Siamese Revolution the Throne Hall was used as a headquarters for the People’s Party. It later served as the Parliament building until 1974. The Throne Hall that sits at the end of the long, wide Royal Plaza, now serves as a museum and is sometimes used for ceremonial state functions. It is set in very large, well kept grounds with beautiful gardens, through which you can walk to the neighboring Vimanmek Mansion. – Bangkok Post

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