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  General Post Office

 

Thailand

The General Post Office in Bangkok's Bang Rak district, built in the Neoclassic and Functionalist styles, with in front of the main entrance a statue of Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse (fig.), the founder of the Thai postal service.

 

Over the main door is the current logo of the Thai Post, which consists of an envelop in the form of a paper airplane, made in red, white and blue, the national colours of Thailand (fig.).

 

  General Post Office

 

  General Post Office

 

At the top, the gable is on either side decorated with a Garuda (fig.), which –besides being a royal emblem (fig.)– was used in 1924 and '36 as the logo on Siamese Airmail postage stamps (fig.). The General Post Office (fig.) was officially opened on 24 June 1940.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7).