Monday, August 30, 2010


Yesterday the family went out to visit the Siam Cultural Center in Ratchaburi.  The Cultural Center's main attraction is the wax figures of some famous Thai and international figures.

Neither Tim nor I recognized any of the Thai people depicted in polymers, but we did recognize former Chinese premiere and one of the most despicable human beings ever to live, Mao.  The other figure was Mother Theresa.  Talk about a contrast in two people.  Mother Theresa toiled to feed the poor, while Mao enslaved and starved his people, destroyed their culture icons, and stands with Hitler and Stalin as the men responsible for the most deaths in human history.

One nice thing about the park is that it is very well maintained.  A lot of places here in Thailand look nice when they are built, but the owners do not keep up with maintenance.  This was a pleasant exception.

In addition to the wax figures, the Cultural Center has samples of Thai houses and monasteries from different regions of the country.  It also has Buddha statues from different eras of Thai history.








No comments: