Kade kneels next to a stream formed by the San Francisco Glacier, about two hours outside Santiago, Chile.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Princess Mother Memorial Park

This quaint little park in memory of the Thai king's mother is a pleasant escape from the chaos that's Bangkok.  Plus, if you have an interest in learning more about the royal family, the exhibits are quite interesting.  For tourists, though, this park is a bit hard to find.  So unless you just have lots of time to kill, I would research it pretty thoroughly ahead of time before adding the park to a day's agenda.
 

 
The Princess Mother Memorial Park (known in Thai as Suan Somdet Ya) is a park in Bangkok. It was opened in 1997, by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in remembrance of his mother Srinagarindra, revered by all Thais as the Princess Mother.

The park is located within the Khlong San district, close to the bank of the Chao Phraya River. The park consists of a number of gardens, a reproduction of the royal mother's childhood home, two exhibition halls dedicated to memorabilia of the princess and the royal family as well as a pavilion with a statue of the princess.
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