This is a 1953, black and white movie presented by Circle Film. It is called, Bangkok - Golden Temple Paradise. Produced and written by Sam Waagenaar. Narrated by James Wellard with recording by Western Electric. The movie is about Bangkok and its temples. The movie opens with electric trolley cars in Bangkok and the narrator speaking, introducing himself as the “Bangkok Streetcar”, 00:45. Monkeys climb on boats in the harbor, 1:40. Merchants ply their wares in the streets, 1:50. Thai Temples are shown, The Grand Palace Grounds and the Grand Temple Buddha. 3:00. The Golden Tower, 3:32. The Grand Emerald Buddha, cut out of one piece of emerald. In 1468 it was deposited in northern Siam. 4:05. Details of the amazing temples of Bangkok, 5:17. The Wat Po Temple with magnificent spires, built in 1793, 6:09. Monks and children tend the tile paths in front of the Wat Po Temple, 6:54. Bangkok canals are shown with rows of covered boats, 7:50. Villagers maneuver their boats through the small harbor with their wares, 8:00. Temple of the 5th Sovereign, 8:10. Monks file out of a temple, ready for 3 months of contemplation on Buddha. The Temple of Dawn covered in beautiful ceramic, 9:50. Views from the river show the beautiful temples of Bangkok, 10:15. The canals of Bangkok and the floating market, 11:19. Images of villagers on the river in Bangkok, 12:08.
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