King Rama IV statue to be transported to Ratchaphak Park in Hua Hin today

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AYUTTHAYA, 3 Aug 2015 – The 13.9 meter-tall bronze statue of King Rama IV will be transported from a casting factory in Ayutthaya to the newly constructed Ratchaphak Park in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan today at 10 AM.

The statue is one of the seven statues of ancestral kings to be enshrined at the Ratchaphak Park on the Royal Thai Army land in Hua Hin.

The statue of King Rama IV was securely loaded onto a 22-wheeler truck at the the weekend and will start its journey from the Asia Fine Art Foundry in Ayutthaya this morning.

The relocation was earlier scheduled for August 2, but was postponed to this morning. The convoy will be taking Route no.347 to Pathum Thani Province, where it will join another caravan removing the statue of King Rama I from the foundry to the same park. From Pathum Thani, both statues will travel in the same caravan to the destination — Ratchaphak Park in Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan. The park has been named by His Majesty the King, meaning the park that was built to show public loyalty towards the kings.