Princess Mother Memorial Park, located in the Klong Sarn district of Bangkok, honors Princess Mother 'HRH Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromrajajonnani'. It was erected under the royal command of His Majesty, the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand, who wanted to preserve buildings located near his mother's previous residence and present them in the form of a museum. Apart from honoring his mother through a commemorative museum, he also wanted to remodel the surrounding areas as a public park and dedicate it to his people. This is how the scenic Princess Memorial Park took form.
The entire park is picturesquely divided into two distinct areas - a
general area and a beautifully done conservation site. The general area
decks in a wide variety of exotic plants like Cham-manad, Lun Tom and
Pud-Jeeb, and serves as a perfect venue for leisure activities and
seasonal merriments. The place is also used as a site for conducting
various exhibitions, including display of traditional arts and crafts.
Besides, the restful atmosphere and the lush foliage that surrounds the
park give rich insights to the floral wealth in Thailand.
The conservation area of the park holds the actual treasures of the
place. There is a traditional Thai house, which is actually the replica
of the house that the Princess Mother used to reside in, during her
early days. In addition, a quaint museum stands in the park, compiling
the biography, projects and various activities of the Princess Mother,
thus acting like a royal memorabilia. This section of the park also
houses an academic building that is used for a number of functions -
exhibition, reading, and other activities.
Sri Pipat Art Center Building and the office building are two other
important zones of the park. The Art Center is used as an art and
cultural exhibition hall, whereas the office building provides for an
office for the park officials. An octagonal marquee built to celebrate
the 96th birthday of the Princess Mother, her solemn statue and a large
engraved stone plate also rests in this conservation area. Princess
Mother Park, with its alluring gardens and beautiful assortment of
ancient and contemporary buildings is an excellent place to witness the
rich legacy of Thai culture, tradition, and family values.