Opening of Ratchapakdi Park

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Opening of Ratchapakdi Park

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:06 pm

Trying to get the best interpretation of this that I can, Apologies if any part is inaccurate.

The Park will be officially opened on 12 Sept 15, and will start with a bicycle ride of 33.8 Km led by the King's Granddaughter. The cycle ride will be followed by a concert in the park.

Tickets are 1500 Baht, and attendees will need to show their ID Cards or Passports. The fee includes participation in the bike ride, the concert and a commemorative goody bag.
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All proceeds from the event will go towards the park's building fund.
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Re: Opening of Ratchapakdi Park

Post by Sabai Sabai » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:28 pm

Just been trying to look into it, the info you've provided seems accurate, although there is a choice of 2 bicycle routes, the 33km and for the more hardcore there is also a 126km route. You have to register in advance and today is the closing date, you can do it in person at Suan Son or online at www.auttayanratchapak.com

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:46 pm

Thanks SS - 126 Km seems ambitious :shock:
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Anything special on in Hua Hin this weekend?

Post by Frank Hovis » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:12 pm

Earlier on in the day I saw at least one C130 heading towards the airport, followed by the Royal Thai Airforce 737 (about 45 minutes later).

I actually saw two C130's (but it could have been the same one just on a go-around) as they were only ten minutes apart.

So, is there something happening in Hua Hin soon that might require the presence of either military big-wigs or royalty?

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Re: Anything special on this weekend?

Post by JamesWest » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:32 pm

fire works going off right now at the 7 statues of the kings south of HH
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Re: Anything special on this weekend?

Post by jingjoe » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:39 pm

the kings son is supposedly visiting the new park with the 7 statues

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Re: Anything special on this weekend?

Post by Pleng » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:41 pm

I believe it's the official opening of the 7 statues park tonight, is it not?

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Re: Anything special on in Hua Hin this weekend?

Post by Frank Hovis » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:49 pm

That would explain it, thanks, too late to go and see the fireworks then I guess.

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Re: Anything special on in Hua Hin this weekend?

Post by JamesWest » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:53 pm

they have been going off for the last 45 mins. about every 5-10 minutes. stop and start. i can see them from my window.
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Re: Anything special on in Hua Hin this weekend?

Post by JamesWest » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:59 pm

very big display just now. might be the grand finale.
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Re: Anything special on in Hua Hin this weekend?

Post by SydneyGuy » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:50 pm

Confirming the Crown prince was at the official opening of the 7 kings at Ratchapak park, great fireworks display from a distance:)

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Re: Anything special on in Hua Hin this weekend?

Post by Frank Hovis » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:31 pm

A flying visit indeed; I just tracked the return flight to DMK, there were two C130's, the first just about to enter Bangkok and the second 10 mins behind.

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Re: Opening of Ratchapakdi Park

Post by buksida » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:49 pm

Crown Prince opens Rajabhakti Park
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn officially opened on Saturday Rajabhakti Park built to honour past Thai monarchs.

The Prince and Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha presided over the ceremony to open the park in Hua Hin district, Prachuab Khiri Khan province.

The new attraction has seven huge statues of Thai kings built to show Thai people's deep respect and loyalty to the royal institution. They are: King Ramkhamhaeng, King Naresuan, King Taksin, King Rama I, King Rama IV and King Rama V. All left behind great contributions to the kingdom.

The 222-rai park is built in the compound of the Army Non-commissioned Officer School, about five kilometres south of the resort district town on Phetkasem Road.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... pakdi-park
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Re: Opening of Ratchapakdi Park

Post by Frank Hovis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:44 am

Some photos of the fireworks - looks like it was an invite only affair though.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/photo/photo/ ... pakdi-park

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Re: Opening of Ratchapakdi Park

Post by HHTel » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:29 am

My daughter was there. She'd already confirmed to me that it was 'invitation only'. She said the whole show plus the fireworks were spectacular. Hope she took plenty of pics.

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