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Phrae’s iconic Bombay Burmah building will be rebuilt soon, promises DNP

By The Nation




The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has promised to rebuild Phrae’s 127-year-old Bombay Burmah building as soon as possible.




The building, originally owned by British firm Bombay Burmah Trading Company, which had been granted logging concession in 1889, was considered the province’s historical heritage and local residents and conservationists were outraged when the building was torn down.


DNP’s director general Thanya Netithammakun went to the grounds of Chetawan Arboretum on Tuesday (June 23) where the building is located to monitor operations.


“The Fine Arts Department has sent officials to survey the area and come up with a plan to reconstruct the building, which may be the same as the original or even better,” he said.


“The rebuilding will be discussed with both related state agencies and the private sector,” he said, adding that DNP will closely monitor the operation and ensure it is completed as soon as possible.




Previously, representatives from 18 communities in Phrae had gathered at the grounds to conduct a ritual to seek forgiveness.


Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30390288



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3 hours ago, sprq said:

BS. When you smash a wooden building up, as pictures indicated had been done, you can't rebuild it. You can build a replica if you have the original plans, which is extremely unlikely. In this case, all they can do is attempt an imitation using photos of the building as it was.


What a bunch of deceitful clowns.

Yes, you are basically correct but here in Chiang Mai the Antique House restaurant next to the River market was demolished and rebuilt in the same style and it really does look very good.

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5 hours ago, ChrisY1 said:

"which may be the same as the original "....But of course, will not.

My guess would be that all the best timbers have disappeared already.....

Yes indeed, and those original timbers would probably have been teak. However, timbers from other demolished old buildings (such as teak) are often stored these days for their value.

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