14 November 2009
The Department of City Planning has built a "City Model" of Bangkok. The scale model of Bangkok, covering 143.5 square meters, is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia and the third biggest in Asia, after models of Beijing and Shanghai. With a scale of 1:750, the model is comprised buildings, parks, temples, canals, roads, and all other places located in central Bangkok and parts of Thon Buri. A private company was paid 13.7 million baht to build the model. More than 1,000 people worked on it and the finished work contains more than 200,000 pieces. The model took 18 months to complete. The model is currently featured at the City Hall's Department of City Planning.