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The National Memorial
The National Memorial

Pathum Thani

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Monday - Friday

Operating time: 09.00 - 15.00

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    Tambon Khu Khot, Amphoe Lam Luk Ka, Pathum Thani

    Tel. 0 2532 1020-1

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Category : Museums

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National Memorial was built for the 200-year anniversary of Rattanakosin. This is a memorial extolling the heroic deeds of Thai ancestors. It is located on Don Mueng T-junction, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Tumbol Kukot, Amphoe Lumlookka, Pathumthani. Covering an area of 38 rai 1 ngan. The National Memorial is under the responsibility of the Armed Force Education Department, Supreme Command Headquarters.

National Memorial started from the idea of General Saiyood Kerdpol, the ex Supreme Commander, that in the past Government built monuments to collect bone ash from people who died in wars such as memorial of expeditionary force for people who died in World War I,  Pitak Ratthathammanun Monument for The Boworadet Rebellion, Victory Monument for conflict between Thailand and France and World War II. There are also many fights happened such as Korean War, Vietnam War, events of suppressing terrorist, which killed numbers of people. The King went for royally sponsored cremation yearly but these bone ashes don’t have a proper monument yet. 

Ministry of Defence started project of building monuments for the hero. The King was the chairman of the foundation stone laying ceremony on 20 July b.E.2526 during 4.30pm. When the construction was done The King and The queen went for the opening ceremony on 2 July B.E.2537 and gave the royal charity surname as “National Memorial”.

This is a memorial extolling the heroic deeds of Thai ancestors who used their intellect, ability, flesh and blood, as well as their life to protect this motherland. It is also a museum providing knowledge on Thai history and a place for relaxing.

 

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