PARKS GARDENS AND ZOOS  -  Princess Mother Memorial Park   
 Address:   Soi 3 Somdet Chao Phraya Road Soi 3 Somdet Chao Phraya Road  
 Known as:     อุทยานพระศรีนครินทราบรมราชชนนี  
 Description:   A visit to this memorial park doesn’t only give you a relaxing ambience in a lush garden but an insight to the life and works of the beloved Princess Mother of Thailand. The memorial park was the result of HM King Bhumibol’s wish to turn the area where his mother, The Princess Mother, spent her childhood years in Wat Anongkaram community in Thonburi into a beautiful garden to pay tribute to her works for Thai people. A mother of two kings, Rama VIII and the current Rama IX, the Princess Mother is mostly known for her kind and humble character as she wasn’t born a princess but a commoner who thus later raised her children like a normal family based on moral principles. There are two exhibition halls where you can learn about her life and works. One of her most significant achievements is the Doi Tung Developement Project she founded in 1988 to help raise the living standard of hill tribes in northern provinces so that she was referred as Mae Fah Luang, which means “the mother of us all.” The park features an actual-size model of the house where the Princess Mother was born and lived, set amid a beautifully landscaped garden. The Princess Mother passed away in 1995, two years after the memorial park was built. Photographs from her royal cremation ceremony in 1996 are also displayed here.

Opening hours: Garden - daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.; exhibition halls - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except national holidays)

Admission: Free

Contact: Soi Somdet Chao Phraya 3, Somdet Chao Phraya Road., Klong San, Bangkok 10600, Tel : 0 2437 7799, 0 2439 0902, Website : www.theprincessmothermemorialpark.org

Getting there: Bus no. 6, 42, 43. Chao Phraya Tourist Boat to the pier of the memorial park.
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Khlong San    
 City   Somdet Chao Phraya  Comments:    Official Web:    
 Genre   Parks-Garden and Zoos      Related links:      
 Best exposure   AM/PM          
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 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   13.73675 N 100.49931 E  
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