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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens

 
 
Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
1. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens Marker
Inscription. Welcome. You are entering a garden of enchantment where powerful symbols, exquisite craftsmanship, and lush foliage combine to bring you closer to the culture of Thailand.

Where is Thailand?

[World map showing location of Thailand]

A beautiful gift

The pavilion is a gift from the Thai government and the Thai Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association to the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

The University gave the pavilion to the City of Madison, which placed it at Olbrich Botanical Gardens as an ideal setting to share this cultural treasure.

The Thai Pavilion

The only Thai pavilion in the continental United States.

The only Thai pavilion outside of Thailand surrounded by a tropical-styled garden.

Can you find

The mythical serpent symbol called the Naga

The statue at the bridge entrance

Scales in the paving patterns of the pathway

Scales in the bridge rails

 
Location. 43° 5.553′ N, 89° 19.987′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from Atwood Avenue 0.2 miles west of Walter Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 16, 2010
2. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens Marker
The marker is on the left, with the bridge to the Pavilion in the background. Note the scale pattern in the walk as mentioned in the marker.
. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starkweather's Harried History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John M. Olin (about 600 feet away); Olbrich Park (about 600 feet away); Third Lake Passage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riley House (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Let The Great Spirits Soar" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bear and Lynx Effigy Mounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corry Carriage House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Olbrich Gardens. Thai Pavilion page on Olbrich Gardens web site (Submitted on October 16, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
3. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion and Gardens
Note the scale pattern in the bridge railing as mentioned in the marker.
Path to Thai Pavilion and Gardens image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 16, 2010
4. Path to Thai Pavilion and Gardens
Note the scale pattern in the walk as mentioned in the marker.
Bridge to Thai Pavilion and Gardens image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
5. Bridge to Thai Pavilion and Gardens
This is the statue at the bridge entrance as mentioned in the marker and also, apparently, the mythical serpent symbol called the Naga mentioned in the marker.
Related Marker at Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
6. Related Marker at Thai Pavilion
Caption: This extraordinary Thai Sala, the only one of its kind in North America, was gifted to the University of Wisconsin and City of Madison by the Thai chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association in 2001.
Olbrich's Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
7. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion
The Pavilion with the related marker in the foreground.
Olbrich's Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
8. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion
Olbrich's Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
9. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion
The view from the fountain and reflecting pool.
Olbrich's Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
10. Olbrich's Thai Pavilion
Closeup of Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
11. Closeup of Thai Pavilion
Closeup of Thai Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
12. Closeup of Thai Pavilion
Closeup of Thai Pavilion Ceiling image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 13, 2010
13. Closeup of Thai Pavilion Ceiling
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on October 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on October 16, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on October 18, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on October 16, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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