Tales of Asia III – Bangkok and Phnom Penh, 30 Oct, 7 – 8 pm, Asian Civilisations Museum,

3 - Bangkok and Phnom Penh ImageThis one’s about fairytale kingdoms, grand palaces and Kings…

Join me as we travel back in time to explore the city of Ayutthaya in Siam, and how it provided a reference point for the establishment of Bangkok. Explore the surprising mixed, or “mestizo” architecture of Bangkok’s Grand Palace – a direct reflection of the cosmopolitan and farsighted Kings of Siam.

We will also chart the history of Cambodia, from when it was a vassal state of Siam and Vietnam, to when it became a protectorate of France. We travel with King Sisowath on his historic, unprecedented trip from Phnom Penh to Paris to appeal for the return of Angkor from Siamese rule; and we discover how the Cambodian Royal Ballet would inspire Auguste Rodin himself.

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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