1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


The main building, patterned after an ancient Buddhist shrine, has a gilded, tiered and spired roof rising nearly 80 feet. The building was inspired by a shrine north of Bangkok where a sacred footprint of the Buddha is preserved. The ornate roof was built in Thailand, shipped to the U.S. piece by piece and assembled on the fairgrounds. In this building and an adjoining wing, exhibits reflect the arts, crafts and traditions of ancient Siam and modern-day Thailand. In another wing are a gift shop and restaurant offering national products and dishes.

* Admission: free.

RELICS OF THE PAST. Inside the shrine, traditional Thailand is represented by exquisite statuary, displays of classic costumes and models of such things as a wooden Thai house, a cart drawn by water buffalo, and ancient warriors wearing armor and bearing weapons of the past.
TODAY'S THAILAND. The exhibit wing shows aspects of the modern nation. Here are displays of Thai jewelry, silks, spoons with buffalo-horn handles, and samples of minerals, forest products and rice. Travel information is available at a tourist booth.
RESTAURANT. In indoor and outdoor dining areas, an elaborate eight-course Thai buffet offers a wide assortment of hors d'oeuvres, rice and such entrees as meekrob (sweet and sour crisp noodles with shrimp and chicken) and musaman (curried meat served with fresh pickles). The gift shop nearby sells a wide range of items, including handmade jewelry, dolls and custom-made silk apparel for adults and children. Also on sale is a cookbook with recipes for dishes served in the restaurant.


Inspired by a Buddhist shrine, this ornate pavilion houses the ancient treasures and modern products of an exotic land.

The main building's roof -- gilded, tiered and spired -- was fashioned in Thailand and shipped to the U.S. piece by piece.

RELICS OF THE PAST. Exquisite statuary, classic costumes, theatrical masks, musical instruments and models of warriors in full panoply illustrate a rich heritage.

THAILAND TODAY. Many modern products -- jewelry, silks, minerals, forest products and rice -- are displayed in the exhibit wing.

RESTAURANT. Among the Thai delicacies offered are musaman (curried meat with pickles) and mee krob (sweet and sour noodles with shrimp and chicken). A gift shop sells jewelry, dolls, silks and cookbooks.

Admission: free.


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