Tags : Statues

Bangkok

Public may pay respect to statue of late King Bhumibol

His Majesty the King of Thailand has graciously granted permission for members of the public to pay respect to the statue of the late King Bhumibol at Prasat Phra Thep Bidorn, in the compound of the Grand Palace, on October 13th to commemorate the late King’s passing. Members of the public can access the late […]Read More

Asia

India: Mahatma Gandhi statue desecrated with ISIS propaganda

Pro-Isis slogans and threats of an imminent terror attack daubed on Mahatma Gandhi statue in India The writing allegelly included warnings about a terror attack during Tuesday’s nationwide Republic Day celebrations. India is already on high alert after intelligence officials detected ‘chatter’ between senior Isis commanders in Syria and a group of Indian sympathisers relating […]Read More

South

Statues of two great kings transported to Hua Hin today

The Army today continued to transport the bronze statues of King Rama I and King Rama IV to the Ratchaphakdi park in Hua Hin district of Prachuab Khiri Khan for installation on the foundations. Two crane were used in the transport of the statue of King Rama I from the molding factory in Pathum Thani […]Read More

News

Thanks for returning totally fake ‘relics,’ Cambodia says

Statues and other artifacts seized from a disgraced police commander’s hidden trove may not be treasures after all. Thailand’s returners of the lost art say they returned five historical Khmer treasures to Cambodia this week, but experts there say they’re fakes – and not very good ones at that. Read more: coconuts.coRead More

South

Buddha statues moved from abandoned temple in Yala

Before unrest erupted and started raging across the deep South, the Buddha Chalerm Temple or Wat Hua Saphan in Yala used to be a centre of activity, with both Buddhists and muslims taking part. “The locals carried out activities at the temple and the local mosque,” a villager recalled fondly. Read more: The NationRead More

News

Thais protest Buddha statue in German art display

Thais protested Tuesday against the use of a Buddha statue in an art installation in southern Germany, saying the exhibition was disrespectful. About 15 members of the World Fellowship of Buddhists marched outside the German embassy in Bangkok, waving banners in English, Thai and German saying “Stop disrespecting Buddha,” “Buddha is not an art object,” […]Read More

News

Thai Buddhists offended by sexy magazine spread

Photos of lingerie models cavorting with Buddha statues published on the Internet by a men’s magazine have caused an outcry among Thai Buddhists. Posted on Maxim magazine’s Facebook page, one picture shows a lingerie-clad model posed with her hand on a statue’s head and on the statue’s arm. Another photo shows the topless model with […]Read More

North

Thai Police seize 1,000 year-old Khmer statues at border

SA KAEO, Oct 4 – Thai police have seized five Khmer sandstone sculptures believed to be about 1,000 years old, and that they were smuggled from Cambodia into Thailand’s Sa Kaeo border province. Combined unit of police and soldiers intercepted a suspicious pickup truck and arrested its driver in Aranyaprathet district. Read more: MCOTRead More