City of the angels

Australia, 1980

Film
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In the late 18th century, Rama I, first of the great Chakri kings, ordered his architects to build a new capital for Thailand - Bangkok. In Thai, Bangkok is called the “City of Angels”. Today one tenth of Thailand’s population lives in Bangkok, the most urbanised city in Thailand, which contains all the elements of Thai life seen in the extreme. Presenter Keith Adam, takes us on a tour of this city of contrast, a city of canals, superb temples and palaces alongside bustling markets, traffic jams, pollution and poverty.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

producer

Keith Adam

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303457

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bangkok (Thailand)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thailand - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

Places → Bangkok (Thailand)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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