Giant king statues in Hua Hin, Thailand is finished

The army has finished installing the last of
seven giant statues of famed Thai kings in Hua
Hin, with a bronze statue of King Chulalongkorn
the last to be erected on Sunday.

HISTORY

The army has finished installing the seven giant
statues of famed Thai kings at Ratchapakdi Park
in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan.

The statue of King Chulalongkorn is erected at
Ratchapakdi Park on Sunday. (Photo by
Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
A bronze statue of King Chulalongkorn, which was
transported from a casting factory in Bangkok,
was the last to be erected in the new park, now
under construction, on Sunday. The other statues
are of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, King
Naresuan the Great, King Narai the Great, King
Taksin the Great, King Buddha Yodfa Chulalok the
Great, and King Mongkut.

After the installation, artists from six casting
factories in Nakhon Pathom, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya,
Pathum Thani and Bangkok, where the statues were
made, will decorate the 13.9-metre-tall and
six-metre-wide images.

Giant king statues in Hua Hin, Thailand is finished

Giant king statues in Hua Hin, Thailand is finished

A religious ceremony presided over by Prime
Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be held on Aug
19.

The park, located on 222 rai in an army compound
near the Klai Kangwon Palace, is intended to
demonstrate people’s loyalty to the royal
institution.

The 700-million-baht park will also function as
a venue for civic occasions, a tourist
attraction and a place for public education on
Thai history. A 91-rai area is designated for
important ceremonies, a museum and an exhibition
centre under the kings’ statues to display the
profiles and contributions of all former
monarchs.

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