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  Dusit Maha Prasat

 

Thailand

Dusit Maha Prasat, a Throne and Audience Hall, which is located within the compound of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and which principle function is to house the deceased kings and members of the royal family when Lying-in-State. The hall has a throne, which is  inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl and surmounted by the Nine-tiered White Umbrella of State. When the king Lays-in-State, a Buddha image is placed on this throne.

 

Beside this, the hall is also used on Coronation Day, in an annual ceremony in which the Kakuthaphan, i.e. the Royal Regalia that consist of Five Insignia of Kingship (fig.), are placed on the hall's throne.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2), and QUADCOPTER PICTURE.

  Dusit Maha Prasat