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A piece of Thailand in Lisbon

A cache by A J Pombo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/25/2019
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Thailand in Lisbon
This 22ft-high Thai pavilion is called “Sala Thai” and was a gift of Thailand to Portugal. It was placed in the gardens of Belém in late 2011, remembering the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese arrival in that Asian country. Built in Bangkok, the monument was shipped to Lisbon following the same route of Portuguese navigator-diplomat Duarte Fernandes in 1511. The official inauguration was in February of 2012 in the presence of Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, reaffirming the diplomatic relations between Portugal and her country, the oldest alliance between a European nation and Thailand. The red and golden structure was partly inspired by the Jeronimos Monastery, but follows Thai traditions such as assembly without the use of any metal or any nails or screws, and a roof covered with motifs resembling the skin of a dragon. Being only one of four similar structures found outside Thailand, the Sala Thai is one of the most singular monuments in Lisbon.

Tailândia em Lisboa
Este pavilhão tailandês de sete metros chama-se “Sala Thai” é uma oferta da Tailândia a Portugal. Foi colocado nos jardins de Belém nos finais de 2011, recordando os 500 anos da chegada dos portugueses àquele território asiático. Contruído em Banguecoque, o monumento foi transportado de barco até Lisboa, seguindo o mesmo percurso do navegador-diplomata português Duarte Fernandes em 1511. A inauguração oficial em Fevereiro de 2012 contou com a presença da princesa herdeira Maha Chakri Sirindhorn em reconhecimento das relações diplomáticas entre Portugal e o seu país, as mais antigas entre um país europeu e a Tailândia. A obra vermelha e dourada foi em parte inspirada no Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, mas segue tradições tailandesas como a montagem sem o uso de metais ou qualquer prego ou parafuso e um telhado coberto com placas que lembram a pele de um dragão. Por ser apenas um de quatro exemplares semelhantes existentes fora da Tailândia, a Sala Thai é um dos monumentos mais curiosos de Lisboa.
Fonte: GC361YA


If ... "The Pavillion was inaugurated by ... Mr. António Costa, then N 38 41.749 W 9 12.222
If ... "The Pavillion was inaugurated by ... Mr. Santana Lopes, then N 38 38.749 W 9 22.222

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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