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A lake at the center of the summer palace complex. It is located about 40 miles outside of Bangkok along the Chao Praya river. The current palace dates to the 17th century, which actually pre-dates the establishemt of Bangkok as the capitol. It was "revived" by King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the 19th century, when most of the present structures were built. Some of its features thus appear very European in design; this Thai pavillion at the center of the lake is traditional, however. Our guide stated that one of the "queens" once drowned in the lake while her entourage looked on because touching a member of the royal family was punishable by death! Don't know if that's true or not, or whether this pond was the site of the alleged incident...

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Additional Photos by Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 86 W: 78 N: 925] (1717)
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