PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 27 September 2015 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn yesterday represented His Majesty the King at the opening ceremony of Rajabhakti Park, in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.
The Crown Prince, accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha, unveiled Rajabhakti Park’s name placard, and officiated at a brief ritual of sprinkling lustral water and anointing the ceremonial name plate of the park.The royalty also attended a light-and-sound and multimedia show organized by the Royal Thai Army to celebrate the opening of the public park.
Rajabhakti Park is built by the Royal Thai Army on a piece of 222 rai of its land, with funds donated by public and private sectors as well as the general public. The Army was granted His Majesty the King’s approval to build the park on April 21, this year. His Majesty has also named the park as Rajabhakti, which means the park that has been built with people’s loyalty to the monarchs. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince has kindly accepted to be chief advisor to the organizing committee of the park project. Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha also led an event entitled ‘Rajabhakti Bike and Concert’ on September 12 to raise fund for the construction of the grand park.
Rajabhakti Park is a historic park to honor seven great ancestral kings from the Sukhothai period to the current Chakri Dynasty. It features giant bronze statues of the seven kings, each with an average height of 13.9 meters. Among the statues are those of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, King Naresuan the Great and King Rama I who established Bangkok and was the founder of the Chakri Dynasty.