Graffiti as a symbol of the friendship between Germany and Thailand

Germany and Thailand established diplomatic relations 160 years ago. To commemorate this, the German embassy in Bangkok now sports some mega graffiti.

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Bangkok (dpa) - Currywurst and mystical creatures, Neuschwanstein castle and a Thai stupa, wind turbines and ocean waves: the outer wall of the German embassy in Bangkok now sports some outsized graffiti. The reason for the artwork is that 160 years ago – in 1862 – Germany and Thailand established diplomatic relations. "This mural is our celebration of the friendship, trust and cooperation between our two nations," a banner on the wall reads.

The motifs were created by art students from Silpakorn University in Bangkok, who submitted their design proposals in response to the embassy’s call for entries. "The artwork was then painted on our wall by a team consisting of three lecturers and twelve students," said an embassy spokesperson.

As the spokesperson explained, the mural addresses, among other things, key areas in future cooperation between the two countries, such as energy, a sustainable economy, electric vehicles and rail transport. Of course, well-known landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate and Bhumibol Bridge in Samut Prakan province are also featured, as are delicacies from both countries. "They symbolize the many places and things we can discover and experience about each other," the embassy said.

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