to Former Chakri Kings
On the terrace of the Royal
Pantheon are monuments erected for the kings of the Chakri Dynasty. The
one at the northwestern corner is dedicated to King Rama I, Rama
II and Rama III, designated by their respective emblems, the upper part
of a crown, a garuda holding a naga, and a pavilion. These gilt-bronze
emblems were placed inside a throne which was put atop a marble square
pillar. Models in bronze of the white and other important elephants of
each reign surround its base. At the southwestern corner, a second monument
was dedicated to King Rama IV and bears his emblem, a crown, inside a throne.
The third one, which was for King Rama V, has a small crown placed on a
cushion, inside a throne, and was erected at the southwestern corner of
the Royal Pantheon. The base of the second and third monuments were also
surrounded with bronze models of the white elephants and other important
elephants of each reign.