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Notes on the Geography of Thailand: Bangkok: Photo 19

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Europeans began settling after 1855, when King Mongkut (Rama IV) signed the Bowring Treaty, the first of several treaties stimulating European trade.  Here's part of the result: commercial buildings in what's called the Old Bangkok style, which to all appearances is a Dutch colonial style. The photo was taken in Bamglamphu, just north of the Grand Palace.

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