Fine arts to rectify 20 years of neglect of Rama 5 statue | Bangkok Post: Most recent

Most Recent >

King Rama 5 statue to be renovated

Fine arts to rectify 20 years of neglect

- +

The equestrian statue of King Rama 5 at the Royal Plaza, Bangkok's major ground for political activities, will undergo urgent renovation after being left unattended for about 20 years, Fine Arts Department director-general Anek Seehamat said. 

Mr Anek said the 106-year-old statue is  in a state of disrepair, damaged by dust, vehicle exhaust fumes,  smokes from incense sticks and candles, rain, sun and carbon pollution. 

It has been over 20 years since it was last renovated, he said.

Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments