Coins and Thailand Tourism

Oct 16, 2014

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Coins and Thailand Landmark by Eng

Money or coin is not only part of a tool to help you exchange service and goods. It is also have a story and history of each place. In period of King Rama IV  or King Mongkoot , he was a person who started to modernize Thailand . Part of the development is including making modern money such coin and banknote.

Now a way, we have 6 sizes of coins which have different values. On the head , there is picture of head of stage or Current King , King Bhumipol (King Rama IX). On the tailed size , you could see different location in each coin size. Earlier blog, I mention about the contain main landmark of Bangkok pictures. In this article, I would like to introduce more detail of each place and what even that make the place importance.

Old Bangkok Buddha marketI  would like to start with small coin with less value and increase little by little. What is the Thailand Landmark is inside this small coin.

25 stang coin – The coin looks like copper color. This small money is almost valueless. It is can not buy anything including one candy. The Thai still used it for little change.  There are Praborommathat Chedi in Nakorn srithammarat. The ancient Chedi is in the south of Thailand. It is considered one of the top ranking temples in Thailand.  People pay respect to Borommathat which is mean relic or ashes of the Lord Buddha as well as pay respect to Jatukam ramathep (จตุคามรามเทพ), the greatest guardian.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2707″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”25 Stang – Thank you picture from wikipedia” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]50 stang coin – it is a little bigger than previous one.  If you visit Chiang mai , you must visit this temple which is Phathat Doi Suthep.  It is built in Lanna Design on the mountain top. This temple is fall in the second ranking royal temple category. It was declared as national ancient site since 1935. This is the best place to view Chiang mai and consider temple for Phu Phing Palace.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2708″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Thai Coin – 50 stang and 1 Baht” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]One Baht Coin – It contains Wat Phrakeaw or the temple of Emerald Buddha which is the spiritual center for Thai people. There are greatest art inside such as the Emerald Buddha, and mural painting. You could listen to a sermon every Sunday.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”2709″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Thai coin -2 , 5 ,10 Baht Coin” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Two Baht Coin – The Golden  mountain is on the tailed side. Each year during November, Bangkok people will visit here to pay respect and go there fore temple fair.

Five Baht Coin – This coin has the main Chapel of Wat Benchamaborpit which is made of white marble . This is one of the most importance temples for the monarch.

Ten Baht Coin – The temple of down or Wat Arun prang was on the back. The temple was built since Ayutthaya period and the main Buddha was built and designed by King Rama II.

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