|WAT PHRA RAM BY TACHARD
|Extract of Guy Tachard's "A Relation of the Voyage to Siam", originally published in 1688. Orchid Press (Bangkok) reprinted the old book under its
"Iteneraria Asiatica", a series of reprints of books containing first-hand descriptions and narratives by travelers in Asia.
|Web page by Tricky Vandenberg - January 2011
|Guy Tachard (Marthon 1651 - Chandernagor 1712), also known as Le Père Tachard, was a
French Jesuit missionary and mathematician. He was sent on two French embassies to the Kingdom
of Siam by Louis XIV.
The text here under is an account of his visit to Wat Phra Ram on the occassion of his first sejourn to
Siam from October till December 1685.
|Guy Tachard, drawn by Carlo Maratti