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  • Tom 8:32 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: antique, Antique warship, , battle, battle ship, HTMS Lanta, , Korean Wars, , , , , , , , , , , , United States Navy, USS Stone County, , , Vietnam Wars, voyages, Wars, warship,   

    Antique warship to be turned into museum 

    Royal Thai Navy Landing ship tank HMTS Lanta berthed on the Chao Praya River It was launched in 1945 as the USS Stone County (LST-1141)

    Royal Thai Navy Landing ship tank HMTS Lanta berthed on the Chao Praya River It was launched in 1945 as the USS Stone County (LST-1141): Flickr.com

    The HTMS Lanta, a famous battle ships belonging to the Royal Thai Navy, is soon to tell its proud history to visitors by becoming a learning center.

    Formerly known as the USS Stone County, the Lanta was built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company and was commissioned on 9 May 1945. The ship served the United States Navy until the year 1969 when it was sold to the Royal Thai Navy in 1973. It became the fourth ship in the Royal fleet.

    The ship participated in many missions including voyages to the second World War. It has received battle awards for service in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (More …)

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  • Tom 6:09 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: ancient, ancient gold, antique, belts, bracelet, clutch bags, Crafting gold, , earrings, eyesight, fine art, , gold shop, goldsmith, handicraft, handwork, , knitted, necklaces, neckties, , rings, Si Satchanalai, , , Thai fine art,   

    Hand-made ancient gold preserves local craftsmanship 

    Hand-made ancient gold

    Hand-made ancient gold

    Not only is gold precious but it is striking when created in delicate designs. In Thailand’s northern province of Sukhothai, an ancient gold is reproduced, thanks to the influence of local history and antique objects and remains.

    The origin of the ancient gold dated back not that long ago in this Rattanakosin period, where a local woman tried to produce a gold bracelet for her client by imitating a knitted bronze one. (More …)

     
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