More Wonders of Hua Hin, Ratchapak Park


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More Wonders of Hua Hin

Located on an army-owned plot covering 222 rai in Hua Hin, Ratchapak Park and the statues of seven former Thai kings were constructed by the Royal Thai Army under royal permission from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. HM the King also granted the name of this park. The seven kings are King Ramkhamhaeng of the Sukhothai Period, King Naresuan and King Narai of the Ayutthaya Period, King Taksin of the Thonburi Period, King Rama I, King Rama IV and King Rama V of the Rattanakosin Period. Made of bronze, the statues are about 14m high and in the standing posture. The creation of the statues took 10 months to complete and the official unveiling ceremony took place yesterday. The space under the bases of the statues will be turned into a museum on the kings starting next month.

Nonetheless, if all these things are no longer interesting, tourists may want to travel 7km south from downtown Hua Hin to worship the gigantic statues of seven great Thai kings at the new Ratchapak Park opposite the tranquil Suanson Pradipat beach.

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