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Wang Parutsakawan (fig.), the former royal residence of Prince Chakraphong Phuwanaht (fig.), the 22nd son and 43rd child of King Rama V, located in Bangkok's Dusit district. Today, parts of the former palace, as well as a new building on its premises (fig.), house the Police Museum, displaying an exhibition on the evolution of the Royal Thai Police (fig.) from the 13th century onward (fig.).

 

While the fence eclosing the former palace now has a sign indicating it current function, the wall still the family logo of the House of Chakraphong embossed on it, namely a chakra, i.e. a disk-like weapon (fig.), and a krabong or bong, i.e. a club (fig.). The compound of these 2 weapons represents and encompasses the family name.

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  Police Museum (palace section)