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Mural Paintings : Big Book that Tells Stories of the Thai
Thai mural paintings of the early Rattanakosin period are a mixture of multiple nationalities. Thai painters at that time adopted western painting and technology, particularly that of perspective, and applied it to Thai traditional styles, making these paintings distinctive and cultural masterpieces that serve as an offering to the Buddha and a big book that tells stories of Thai people.
Bang Kae Yai Temple, Samut Songkhram Province
The temple was built in the Ayutthaya period and renovated during the early Rattanakosin period. Although its architecture still retains traditional styles, its powdered-colored murals painted in the reign of King Rama II tell the stories of the Siam-Burma wars and Siamese was of life, such as the painting of the Mon who is pounding rice on the stamp.
Pradu Song Tham Temple, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
The temple was built in the Ayutthaya period and renovated during the reign of King Rama IV. Its mural paintings tell the stories of the ten incarnations of the Buddha, Buddha's Biography, royal barge processions and traditional games with mixed-race players including Siamese, Muslims, Chinese, and Laotians.
Prathum Wanram Ratchaworawihan Temple, Bangkok
King Rama IV had the temple constructed in 1875 as a devotion to his deceased wife, Queen Debsirindra. The murals in the temple feature the folk tales of Sri Thanonchai and show customs and ways of life of the Siamese people in those days. These paintings are outstanding in terms of their composition that employs western technique of perspective showing a sense of depth.
Borom Niwat Ratchaworawihan Temple, Bangkok
The temple was built in the reign of King Rama III and later renovated in the reign of King Rama IV. Its mural are outstanding in the fact that there is a combination of western and traditional Thai painting techniques and that they feature the puzzle of religious precepts telling the stories of Buddhism in a more universal fashion by applying western philosophy. In addition, the murals depict stories from King Rama IV writing with Khrua in Khong as the artist.
Designs: Mural paintings in the central region of Thailand
Design 1: Borom Niwat Ratchaworawihan temple in Bangkok metropolis
Design 2: Pathum Wanaram Ratchaworawihan temple in Bangkok metropolis
Design 3: Pradu Song Tham temple in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province
Design 4: Bang Khae Yai temple in Samut Songkhram province
Quantity of stamps: 400,000 pieces per design
Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet
Printing Process: Lithography, Multi-colour
Designer: Ms. Euamporn Supharoekchai (Thailand Post Co., Ltd.)
Souvenir Sheet Price: 15 Baht
Souvenir Sheet Quantity: XX,000 sheets
FDC Price: 24 Baht
FDC Quantity: -- covers