General Post Office (Bangkok)

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The General Post Office
Thailand Post postal service counters on the first floor

The General Post Office (Thai: อาคารไปรษณีย์กลาง), also known as the Grand Postal Building, is a historic building in the Bang Rak District of Bangkok. Opened on 24 June 1940 on the former site of the British Legation, it was designed by architects Sarot Sukkhayang and Mew Aphaiwong in a mixture of Art Deco and International Style architecture which reflected the desire of the ruling People's Party to project a modern and powerful image of the state.[1] Today, the building remains functioning as a Thailand Post's post office which provides postal services to the general public[citation needed], and a portion of the building now houses the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC).[2]

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  1. ^ Fusinpaiboon, Chomchon (2014). Modernisation of Building: The Transplantation of the Concept of Architecture from Europe to Thailand, 1930s–1950s (PhD thesis). University of Sheffield. pp. 450–460. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Thailand Creative and Design Center / Department of Architecture". Arch Daily. 2017-08-23. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 13°43′37″N 100°30′56″E / 13.72694°N 100.51556°E / 13.72694; 100.51556