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Amphoe Chaloem Phra Kiat, Nan
Ban Huai Kon Kao Battlefield Memorial was originally an operational base of the Third Infantry Battalion of Thai Army. This area used to be a battlefield between Thai government and communist insurgents in 1970s. The significant history of this base happened on 9 April, 1975 when the 200 communist insurgents attacked this post where 70 soldiers were stationed at that time. The attack caused 17 deaths of soldiers while a large number of attackers were deceased as soldiers successfully protected this operational base.
At present, the base has been preserved its remaining, such as trenches, minefields, an arsenal, and spots where Thai soldiers passed away, to be an important historical memorial on the fight of different political ideologies.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm
Contact: 054-710-321, 054-713-324
To get there:Take HighwayNo.1080 toNan- Thung Chang. The memorial park is at KM.84.