Hidden Fruits

Words from a botanist who grew up in the Bangkok Noi area surrounding the former Front Palace

By The Front Palace: Wang Na

Introduction to Buddhaisawan Chapel and its Murals
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Birth of lord Buddha under sal tree by UnknownThe Front Palace: Wang Na

Role of Nature in Buddhism
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The Sala Tree Forest of Lumpini
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Gods Brahma and Indra shield Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Lord Buddha, as he takes his first steps

Sala Tree or Rang Tree?
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Interpretation by Thai Artists of Lord Buddha’s Story
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Queen Maya gives birth to Siddhartha Gautama, later known as Lord Buddha, while picking a blossom from the Sala Tree

Naga and Garuda by UnknownThe Front Palace: Wang Na

Trees in Heaven
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The Naga in princely form underneath the Plum Blossom Tree

Plum Blossom Flowers
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Trees and Flowers, as Indicators of a Sacredness of Place
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Role of Mango Trees in the Twin Miracle
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The Lord Buddha performs the Twin Miracle, appearing in multiple forms simultaneously underneath a Mango Tree

Auspicious Peonies by UnknownThe Front Palace: Wang Na

Auspicious Peonies
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Peonies as Indicators of Something Good
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Peony or Lotus? It’s a Matter of Interpretation
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Durians, Coconuts, and Yangna Trees of Buddhaisawan Chapel (2019-10-22/2019-10-22) by Wisanu ChoonhachindaThe Front Palace: Wang Na

Bangkokian Life Along the Chao Phraya River
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Durian or Jackfruit Tree?
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Memories of Fruit Orchards
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Yang Na Trees
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Yang Na Tree and Life of People in Flood Plain Area
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Lotus Pond and apricot tree by UnknownThe Front Palace: Wang Na

A Botanist’s Favorite Mural Panel
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A Revival of Memories from a Botanist’s Childhood
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A Long Forgotten Boat Ride
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Fruit Orchards, Temples, and the Atmosphere of Bangkok’s Past
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A Botanist’s ‘Miracle Pond’
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Creatures of the Flood Plain Area
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Archery Fish
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River Prawns of the Chao Phraya
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The Story of the Snake Fish
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Mural Artists’ Personalization of a Traditional Story
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Credits: Story

Credit for The Hidden Fruits

Curator: Sirikitiya Jensen
Story by Assoc Prof Dr. Kitichate Sridith


Digital Museum Support:
Songcharoen Media Group
Designer: Dr. Vorapoj Songcharoen
Photographer: Wisanu Choonhachinda

Credits: All media
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