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Saving the Tamarind

7 Feb 2017 at 04:00

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Sanam Luang back in 1972. Photo: BANGKOK POST ARCHIVE

For over a century the 783 tamarind trees have encircled the sacred ground of Sanam Luang. They were there, like stoic sentinels, during ceremonial pomp and political upheavals, come rain or shine. If the vast ground fronting the Grand Palace is a symbol of Bangkok, the tamarind trees are in turn a symbol of Sanam Luang.

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