The legacy of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej remains in the hearts of the Thai people. A new public park in Bangkok commemorating the royal contributions of the late Her Majesty is scheduled to open on December 5.
Among the many great legacies and memories left by the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, the royal projects initiated by the late monarch have greatly contributed to improving the quality of life of Thais. Throughout his reign, around 4,000 royal projects sprang up across the country, even in rural areas, to help promote the sustainable skills and trades of local villagers.
One of the best-known royal projects is the Royal Agricultural Station Ang Khang in Chiang Mai Province. It is located in the highlands of Doi Ang Khang in the Fang district. This agricultural plot was first established in 1969 as the country’s first experimental plantation for temperate plants, in order to discourage local farmers from growing opium.
By providing farmers with adequate knowledge about agriculture, this royal project enabled local villagers to switch from shifting cultivation to farming on a permanent site, while suppressing the production of narcotics and helping to conserve forests. watersheds.
From the skills acquired through this project, local farmers today produce several types of fruits, plants and seeds, such as strawberries, Arabica coffee beans, avocados and passion fruit, which they can all sell as part of the royal project.
Thais still remember these royal contributions from the late king to this day and still honor his legacy through several commemorative events.
Most importantly, Their Majesties the King and Queen wish to create a dedicated place for the Thai people to learn more about the royal initiatives of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother. This place is a memorial park in Bangkok.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua graciously authorized the construction of the Memorial Park on 44.6 hectares or 279 rai land, where the Royal Turf Club once stood.
On the National Day celebrating King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday on December 5, Their Majesties the King and Queen will lay the foundation stone for the royal statue of King Bhumibol Adulyadej inside the park. The general public is invited to this special occasion.
Participants in this auspicious event can park their vehicles at the Royal Thai Army Club on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, and at the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, from where shuttles will be made available.
Shuttles will also be available for those traveling by public transport to 8 locations, namely Victory Monument, Royal Thai Army Club, National Stadium, Sanam Luang, Wongwian Yai, Tha Chang Pier, Tha Rakhang Pier and Wat Arun Pier.
All shuttles will drop passengers off at one of the entry points, either at the Highways Ministry or at the Rajavinit Mathayom School. For safety reasons, all participants are required to take a COVID-19 antigen test provided at the testing site prior to entry. Participants should also carry an ID card and are encouraged to bring any medication they may need. (NNT)