Durians, Coconuts, and Yangna Trees of Buddhaisawan Chapel

Wisanu Choonhachinda2019-03-03/2019-03-03

The Front Palace: Wang Na

The Front Palace: Wang Na
Bangkok, Thailand

Botanist Kitichate Sriditch discusses the role of flora and fruits, such as durians and yang na trees, in the mural art of Buddhaisawan Chapel.Buddhaisawan Chapel was built in the early Rattanakosin Period as the private chapel of the Front Palace Viceroy. The mural paintings inside the chapel depict scenes from the life of the Buddha, and are painted in the classical two-dimensional style typical of the early Rattakaosin (Bangkok) Period. Buddhaisawan Chapel was one of the original structures built in the Front Palace, and the structure still remains today as part of the National Museum Bangkok.


  • Title: Durians, Coconuts, and Yangna Trees of Buddhaisawan Chapel
  • Creator: Wisanu Choonhachinda
  • Date Created: 2019-03-03/2019-03-03
  • Location Created: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Type: Mural Painting
  • Rights: Songcharoen Media Group
  • Medium: image file

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