Queen Suriyothai Monument

Quite a statue

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What we say: 2.5 stars

Not to be confused with Chedi Phra Sri Suriyothai, this monument to one of Thai history's most beloved queens is located northwest of town in a large and pleasant park with loads of trees and ponds surrounding the monument itself.

The monument, a statue really, is impressive -- it depicts a fierce looking King Maha Chakkraphat on his war elephant, surrounded by Siamese soldiers, immediately after his queen fell.

According to legend, the tragic slaying of the queen was what roused the strength and bravery in the Siamese to repell that particular Burmese invasion. Though not overcrowded thanks to its spacious confines, the park sees a lot of local visitors on weekends, and a small but good food market sets up near the park.

If you make it this far, you might as well enjoy a picnic lunch under a tree.

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About 6 km northwest of the island
How to get there: If coming from Chedi Phu Khao Thong, continue along the riverside road and take a right onto Route 347, which takes you straight to the park entrance on the left after a few hundred metres.
Last updated: 9th February, 2013

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