Sunday, March 23, 2014

Final Research: Sanphet Maha Prasat Throne Hall, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Language is always a collage, borrowing. It is constant evolution but usually have a source. The Sanphet Maha Prasat Throne Hall is one of the significant buildings in Ayutthaya both political and architecture. As a book the palace is a fascinating story that now becomes a lost book. Paradox occurs due to interpretations were made. 
Any translation has mistake but in mistake everything is deviated. Archarological evidences, record, depiction, book, illustration, other Throne hall and replica are studied to visualize matter of fact and matter of concern of this throne hall. 
The throne hall was built by Somdet Phra Boromma Trilokkanat in 1991 B.E. and renovated in 2320 B.E. during Somdet Phrachaoyuhua Borommakot Period. 
  •  Only based of the structure is left nowadays and even it located next to Wat Pha Sri Sabphet but only few tourists visited here. 
  •  The filled ground level misunderstood the visitors. It was filled during the grand palace excavation in Rama V period. 
  •  The accessibility was divided into three levels, the king, Royalties and nobles. 
  •  In the past this throne hall was used to administer, receive envoys and arranged big ceremony such as coronation. 
  • Throne and Umbrella are the most significant elements in the grand palace throne hall. They are used to identify grand palace and palace. 
  •  Wall is load barring wall. It was influenced from western during late Ayutthaya period. 
  • Roof structure called ‘Ma Tang Mai. Only temple and palace can use this structure. It is adaptation from Khmer’s stone structure. 
  •  Garuda is symbolic of ‘King is demi god’ derived from Brahmin. 
  • Layer roof with delicate Kranok pattern indicates the owner dignity. The top peak roof called ‘Yod Prasat’. It is    symbol of grand palace throne hall and representing the importance part in this throne hall. 
Chakri Maha Prasat 

prof.Dr. Santi Leksukhum's hypothesis illustration

The drawing of ‘the past’ only bases on Prof. Dr. Santi Leksukhum’s hypothesis illustration which is one’s interpretation. Then what is the level of tolerance? How much deviation is acceptable? And which one is the most reliable? 

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