Conservation crusader

Conservation crusader - Bangkok Post, March 2, 2008
Sumet Jumsai's campaign to save historic Thailand started in the '60s, and continues to this day.
...The year 1970 saw another landmark in the history of the conservation movement. Sumet, together with more than 100 students from Chulalongkorn University, organised the first cultural protest march against the demolition of Bang Khun Phrom Palace, which was to be replaced by the Bank of Thailand headquarters. The demonstration was successful, and to this day, from Krung Thong Bridge, one can easily see the splendid baroque and rococo architecture of the palace...

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