Suranaree Monument

Khorat's lady

Photo of Suranaree Monument, , Nakhon Ratchasima

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In 1826, the Lao army invaded Khorat. With the assistant governor away, his wife Khunying Mo, stepped up to lead the defence.

She organised Thai soldiers and villagers alike to take up arms and together they defeated the bigger, stronger invaders.

The reigning monarch of the time, King Rama III rewarded Khunying Mo’s courage by erecting a statue of her in Khorat’s center, where it reverently stands today with locals continuously adorning it with offerings of flowers and incense.

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Last updated: 2nd 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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