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Chinese doors in George Town.

I come to a conclusion that the most spectacular doors in my area ( South East Asia ) were made by Chinese and Javanese carpenters. The doors have a symbolic meaning in many cultural circles.

Probably you know or recall a large entrance doors at catholic churches where a brass handle was always installed very high. Opening such massive doors required strength. A man walking through that door must have felt as a miserable little  man.

The old doors in merchants’ houses on the island of Penang have a different function. At a time when there were no limousines, rich decorated doors were a witness on wealth and  prosperity.

The doors to post office in Charoen Krung Road.

The Thai Post was established in 1883. There are some post offices located in old buildings in Bangkok.

The Garuda – the emblem of Thailand in post variation.