King Taksin the Great Park

Great spot for a picnic

Photo of King Taksin the Great Park, , Chanthaburi

What we say: 2.5 stars

Occupying a huge swath of territory a couple of kilometres to the west of the old town, this park features a large green space surrounded on all sides by a wide moat that's only passable by a few footbridges.

Outside the moat are more grassy areas and a walkway that's perfect for a morning jog. The park's centrepiece is a striking statue of King Taksin holding up his sword from the back of a bucking horse that's surrounded by four very tough looking soldiers.

Although not as popular as King Taksin shrine, locals leave offerings before the statue. It's a good place for a picnic, and a couple of inviting coffee shops are just across the street to the east.

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A couple of km to the west of the old town.
Last updated: 3rd December, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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A couple of km to the west of the old town.
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