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King Rama II Commemorate Park

History

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          As H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was elected the President of the foundation in 1977, she intended to complete the construction of King Rama II Commemorate Park as soon as possible, so that people in Samut Songkhram Province and nearby area could enjoy the Park as well as to honour King Rama II.

           The Commemorate Park construction project was sited at the district where King Rama II was born in Amphoe Amphawa, Samut Songkhram Province . By permission of Phrarachasumuthamethi, (the former Monastery Head of Wat Amphawanjetiyaram) the project was constructed in the southern area about eleven“rai” of Wat Amphawanjetiyaram. H . R.H Princess Maha Chakri assigned His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Kamthon Sindhvanonda as the Project Director together with Thanphuying Maneerat Boonak, Captain Krisada Arunwongsa na Ayudhaya and other members of the Foundation's committee such as Mr. Thanit Yuphothi, Mr. Decho Sawananondh, Khunying Kulasup Kasemankij the former Director General of the Fine Arts Department and Mr. Sureeya Hemaphun, an EGAT architect.

          H.R.H. Princes Maha Chakri Sirindhorn managed and raised the fund for the construction since 1978. The main construction parts were the open-air theatre in Thai style architechture which was used as King Rama II Museum , and a library as Samut Songkhram Branch of National library run by the Fine Arts Department including plant garden from Thai literature. Later in 1993, the library was burnt down, H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn ordered the construction of a new building for drama rehearsal and Thai musical instruments storehouse as at present.

          When the construction of main buildings was complete, the inauguration ceremony was organized by the Foundation Committee, presided by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on February 24, 1985. The Commemorate Park was opened for public recreation and learning since March, 1985 and has been continuously developed and improved. At present the Commemorate Park is devided into six parts.

 Part One

 

 

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          In front of the park is the place for vehicle parking, local products and fruit shopping, also a study pavilion for public reading or “Arsom Suksa” which has been renovated from an antique Thai House previously situated at Wat Amphawanjetiyaram.

 Part Two

 

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          There are an outdoor Amphitheatre in a garden surrounding and a pavilion for recreation and other activities.

Part Three

Part-Three

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          There are five Thai style buildings. Four of them are museums and the other one used to be library which after burning down, was replaced by a new building and now is a place for drama rehearsal and musical instruments storehouse

Part Four

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          This part is the garden where various kinds of trees cited in Thai literature are planted for education and conservation . Models of characters from Thai literature are shown here.

Part Five

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          This is riverside area where there are pavilions for resting, restaurants, souvernir shops and a royal barge given to the Foundation by The Ministry of Education since 1985 and renovated by Ratanasuriya Decker Company, also opened for public.

Part Six

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This part is agricultural garden area according to H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's idea.

 

Site of King Rama II Commemorate Park

Amphawa-BangNok Khwaek Road , Amphoe Amhawa, Samutsongkhram Province
Opened daily from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm