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Thailand 2009 Bangkok (28 images)

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Tha Tian, Bangkok's Oldest Quarter, Has Fought Demolition for 15 Years. When seen from the banks of the Chao Paraya River adjacent to the large Royal Palace and the splendid temple of Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Tha Tian, the oldest quarter of Bangkok, is an unwelcome eyesore. The government wants to demolish Tha Tian to make room for a museum and park. Tha Tian's 3000 inhabitants have opposed this plan for 15 years - in exemplary fashion, according to international urban...
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