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 Description:   Sa Kaeo is a artificial pond located at the centre of Si Suriyothai Circle, also known as Sa Kaeo Circle, on Narai Maharat Road, Mueang Lopburi District. It is a landmark of the new town of Lopburi.
It was built during the FM Plaek Phibunsongkhram era to be a reservoir and a public park of the new town area. The construction began in 1938.
In the middle of Sa Kaeo stands a striking structure. It is a sculpture that resembles a massive candle placed on a huge Phan, a Thai pedestal tray, decorated with Thai style patterns. Found on the side of the Phan are the seals of the ministries in the Plaek era, for example, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, etc. In addition, it is characterised as a neo-fascist work of art. The neo-fascist art movement was very popular at the time when dictatorship dominated world politics. Moreover, around the base of the Phan is a walkway allowing visitors to take a closer look at the sculpture with four bridges from different directions connecting it with the street around the roundabout.
Furthermore, found in the basin are four naga statues. Also, there are eight couchant lion sculptures which symbolise the military situated on both sides of the entrance of the bridge. The lions were intentionally made to have muscles in order to look strong and fierce. Additionally, seats are set along the rim of the pond.
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Admission fee: free of charge
 
 Province   Lopburi  Direction:      
 District   Mueang     
 City   Tha Hin  Comments:      Official Web:    
 Genre   Monument      Related links:      
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 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    14.799670 N 100.634245 E  
                     
                     
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