PM chairs consecration ceremony for great king statutes at Rajabhakdi park in Hua Hin

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning flew in helicopter to preside over a spiritual consecration ceremony for  the bronze statutes of the seven Siam great kings from the ancient Sukhothai to Rattanakisin periods at the Rajabhakdi park in Hua Hin.

The prime minister was accompanied by defence minister Gen Prayut Wongsuwan, interior minister Gen Anupong Paochinda, and Army commander-in-chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr.

Senior military, cabinet ministers and a large number of local government officials and members of the public also attended the spiritual ceremony which saw Buddhist monks chanting prayers.

In the opening address, Gen Udomdej reported that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will officially open the Rajabhakdi park on Saturday September 26.

Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha will also visit the park on September 12 and chair the “Rajabhakdi Bike and Concert” event to invite all bikers and the people to attend and join the biking competition. The event is aimed at raising funds to support the construction of the park.

The Rajabhakdi park is located on a 222 rai plot of land of the Army.

Each of the great king bronze statute is approximately 13.9 metres high and stands on a 134 metres long,  43 metres wide and 8 metres high basement.

The seven king statutes are standing on a 90,000 square metres multi purpose open lawn.

The park not only serves as a place to hold activities of the Army, but also to be a Thai history learning centre,   a tourist spot and the place to welcome important foreign guests of the Army