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The retro-city of Mallika in the Chao Phraya River Basin is a reflection of the previous Siamese way of life. The mode of life of the populace in 1905 AD under King Chulalongkorn, Rama V (1873–1910 AD), saw numerous changes. The end of slavery was the most significant. After being set free, these former Siamese slaves were left to fend for themselves without the guidance and assistance of their noblemen and masters. They were required to lead a life of independence, peace, and cooperation with all other Siamese people. The foundation of the modern Thai people is their evolving lifestyle patterns.
Han Saphan (Turnable bridge)
Named after its appearance. A single sheet of wood was once placed across the waterway. Both ends are loosely attached to the bank with one end. It may be moved (or turned) in this manner, enabling boats to pass through. It was restored with a steel structure and a wooden floor under King Rama IV. Before King Rama V altered it to resemble Florence's Ponte Vecchio or Venice's Rialto, a wide arch bridge with a space in the middle for pedestrians. The imported dried fruits, such dried plums, were among His Majesty's favorite purchases from this bridge.
Ancient Market District
Several market zones in R.E.124 were regarded as well-known and cutting-edge for the time. They are the Yaowarat zone, the Bangrak zone, and the Prange (Intersection) zone, which is separated into three sectors (Prange Nara, Prange Phuthorn, and Prange Sappasart).
The Prange Nara Road Zone, from which the royal family surname Worawan Na Ayutthaya derives, is named after HRH Prince Narathipprapanpong, whose birth name was HRH Prince Worawanasakorn.King Mongkut (King Rama IV) and the Royal Concubine Kean were his parents. He worked as the deputy chief at the Treasury Department. He lived in the palace that the King, his father, erected on Tanao Road. Its area is connected to HRH Prince Thaweethawalai's palace. He constructed Thailand's first theater, known as the Pridalai Theater, while residing in this palace. It was assumed at the time that he sought the construction of two commercial building blocks as well as a road that would cut through the center of his palace. As a result, Prange Nara Road is the name given to the street by the owner of the palace.
The prison tower, which was constructed to provide a high view point for monitoring and thwarting prisoner escapes, served as the simulation site. Today, Mallika city uses it as a scenic location.
A separate home for the average person. The majority of those residing in this sort of home belonged to the proletariat, whose jobs included farming for rice, vegetables, and other plantations, weaving, and clothing production—all common jobs for members of this socioeconomic class. This kind of dwelling in the Mallika depicts commoners' lifestyles in R.E. 124.
Bodi Reuan Khaha
During this time it was only for the wealthy only. The lifestyle of the ruling elite is depicted inside Reuan Khahabodi through diverse hobbies including fruit and vegetable carving, flower and banana leaf decoration, etc. In Mallika City, all products are used and sold. There is a "Reuan Krua" traditional Thai kitchen in the Reaun Khahabodi neighborhood that serves meals to locals and visitors alike.
Rice production house, barn house, and preparation kitchen are all included. It demonstrates the steps involved in winnowing, milling, crushing, and cooking rice using a sizable frying pan. Using a charcoal stove, the cooks and housekeepers of that time had to prepare meals and desserts for a large number of staff and visitors.
Reuan Pae Floating House
At that period, traveling by river was the most typical mode of transportation. As a result, storefronts are situated along the river's banks. Additionally, there were Ruen Pae, floating shops, and cafes. Travelers were accommodated at Tonghoo, the era's most cutting-edge café thanks to its imported coffee beans. The King is said to have enjoyed its cuisine. Mallika City exhibits the King's meals to show off the delicacy and simplicity of authentic Thai cuisine.
The wealthy utilized it as a visiting receiving area. Thais who are wealthy may be powerful merchants or high-ranking officers. The idea of owning a Thai traditional dance team to entertain important guests was also well-liked at the time. The largest Reuan Hmoo in Thailand is in Mallika City. It shows the daily routine and daily activities of these traditional Thai dancing groups. The show is on when guests arrive for supper; the meal is served, genuinely and elegantly presented with old wisdom. We'll witness some traditional meals like Gangbuan, a thick soup with bones and spices.
The Thai dictionary defines mallika as jasmine. In Thailand, there are more than a hundred different varieties of jasmine that are not well known to younger generations. The city of Mallika then constructed a jasmine garden where it collected numerous varieties of jasmine for your eyes and nostrils.