Phrae Attractions & History

DavidFL

0
Staff member
Subscribed
Jan 16, 2003
14,587
5,390
113
70
Chiang Khong
www.thegtrider.com
Phrae Attractions continued.

Ganesha Temple
1708357176236.jpeg


12 kms East of Phrae off R1024 sits a Ganesha temple that I can't quite get the name right for yet.
1708357192535.jpeg


1708357223452.jpeg


Ganesha (also Ganesa or Ganapati) is one of the most important gods in Hinduism. Ganesha is easily recognized with his elephant head and human body, representing the soul (atman) and the physical (maya). Ganesha is the patron of writers, travellers, students, and commerce, and he removes obstacles blocking new projects. The deity is fond of sweets, to the slight detriment of his figure.
Ganesha is also worshipped as a principal deity in both Jainism and Buddhism. For the Ganapatya Hindu sect, Ganesha is the most important deity.

1708357237390.jpeg


1708357257864.jpeg

1708357275465.jpeg


1708357294411.jpeg


There's a proud resident turkey on the temple ground, who likes authority on his territory.
1708357370142.jpeg


Worth a visit? Only if you're looking for another box to tick or seriously interested in Ganesh.
There has to be a story there why this Ganesha temple is way out there in the Phrae boondocks...

 
Last edited:

DavidFL

0
Staff member
Subscribed
Jan 16, 2003
14,587
5,390
113
70
Chiang Khong
www.thegtrider.com
There is outrage in Phrae, some of the old 120 year old colonial buildings in Phrae have been demolished.
The office of the Bombay Burmah Trading Company on the Yom river pier company destroyed

View attachment 136200

Phrae residents cry foul as iconic building razed to ground

View attachment 136201

View attachment 136202

They know no shame.
Google Maps

Siam Society Report.


Update May 2024
Fantastic: the rescue & reconstruction of the old Bombay Burmah Trading company building is near completion.
1716219713465.jpeg


1716219600216.jpeg


1716219687864.jpeg


1716219745258.jpeg


1716219788467.jpeg


1716219803966.jpeg


1716219827553.jpeg


1716219839246.jpeg


1716219872954.jpeg


1716219893393.jpeg


1716219918961.jpeg


1716219963522.jpeg


1716219984971.jpeg


1716220000172.jpeg


1716220037525.jpeg


1716220063244.jpeg


1716220084282.jpeg


1716220105470.jpeg


1716220543733.jpeg


Reconstruction is scheduled to be finished next month.
Then it will be painted & an official opening on an auspicious date to be announced in "about 2 months+" I was told.
 
Last edited:

DavidFL

0
Staff member
Subscribed
Jan 16, 2003
14,587
5,390
113
70
Chiang Khong
www.thegtrider.com
Siam Society Report.


Update May 2024
Fantastic: the rescue & reconstruction of the old Bombay Burmah Trading company building is near completion.
View attachment 155250

View attachment 155248

View attachment 155249

View attachment 155251

View attachment 155252

View attachment 155253

View attachment 155254

View attachment 155255

View attachment 155256

View attachment 155257

View attachment 155258

View attachment 155259

View attachment 155260

View attachment 155261

View attachment 155262

View attachment 155263

View attachment 155264

View attachment 155265

View attachment 155266

Reconstruction is scheduled to be finished next month.
Then it will be painted & an official opening on an auspicious date to be announced in "about 2 months+" I was told.

Update 5th June. Surprise there is a delay & short contract extension for another month or two.
1718731660578.jpeg


1718732012198.jpeg


They are however closing in, painting the rooms & installing the light fittings, replicas or copies of the original styles.
1718731640503.jpeg


1718731688917.jpeg


1718731709485.jpeg


1718731984909.jpeg
 

DavidFL

0
Staff member
Subscribed
Jan 16, 2003
14,587
5,390
113
70
Chiang Khong
www.thegtrider.com
Phrae Attractions continued.

The Golden Teak Museum & Wiang Phet Cafe.

1720104888068.jpeg


A stunning new house built to be a museum showcase for wood carving & the golden days of Phrae's teak industry.

1720105624279.jpeg


The timber has been acquired legally from official government timber auctions starting 30+ years ago.

1720105653660.jpeg


1720105682249.jpeg


Since then it has been collected & stored with the purpose of one day building a showcase museum, for future generations to see.

1720105758601.jpeg


1720105775134.jpeg


1720105817604.jpeg


1720105830198.jpeg


1720105927062.jpeg



1720106122676.jpeg


1720106151033.jpeg


1720106180488.jpeg


1720106428448.jpeg


1720106454780.jpeg


1720106467862.jpeg


1720106493410.jpeg


The owners are Mr. Payont Panyaphet (68) & Mrs. Montha Panyaphet (65) who have been involved in the wood business - buying & selling old houses - all their life.

Khun Payont Panyaphet & the old GTR fellah.
1720105851554.jpeg


1720105541528.jpeg


The Wiang Phet coffee shop adjoining the golden teak museum, is run by their son.

1720105564099.jpeg


1720105584595.jpeg


 
  • Like
Reactions: Gregthemagnificent