“The auntie who lives next door once told me that if you look closely at the housing around here. You can see the social hierarchy in Thai society reflected in the type and size of the houses in Ari. In Rajchakru, you’ll find these large houses that belong to the high-ranking military, police officers, and politicians. Then the plots of land in Ari Sampan were bought by these rich people for their friends and entourage. This goes all the way to Soi Satsana (behind Ari Sampan 5-10). There, it used to be the houses of their domestic helpers, drivers, and also some lesser bureaucrats. I think this pattern of housing really illustrates a strong social hierarchy, which is obviously the nature of Thai society too.”

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