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Friday, 20 April 2012

Kromluang Chumpon Khet Udomsak monument in Saphan Hin Park, Phuket

Kromluang Chumpon Khet Udomsak monument in Saphan Hin Park, Phuket

There are many monuments around Thailand for Kromluang Chumpon Khet Udomsak, father of the Royal Thai Navy. This one is in Saphan Hin Park near Phuket Town in Phuket, where this coming Sunday morning I will participate in a 10.5km run.

The entrance of the monument

Today I went for a bit of a stake out of the area for Sunday's run and stumbled over this monument. The only other monument I know of and other monument that I visited is in Pattaya, on a hill overlooking the city.

"The father of mariners"

The monument is not easily missed but does definitely not put any effort in it to attract people. Rather a place for insiders!

What I liked; a picture of Thai Navy divers!

Most likely it's used by the wives of Thai Navy personnel when they're out on the oceans of this world.

As an add on there are some marine weapons on display as well, torpedo's guns etc, nicely hidden in front of the building

In side the building are some Thai Navy ships in miniature and plenty of pictures plus some altar for prayers. All in all a simple and not overly spectacular place to visit, but if you're in the neighborhood, well worth a short visit.

The front of the whole complex is build as a Navy ship

More updates on my run and possibly Saphan Hin park on Sunday.


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