Posted on: 26th February 2016
An Interesting Historical Park in Songkhla
General Prem Tinsulanonda Historical Park is one of the most important tourist attractions in the entire Songkhla Province. It is an interesting place to visit, both for the locals as well as foreigners. Spread over an area of about 60 acres, the park was constructed to pay homage to General Prem Tinsulanonda – a former Prime Minister of Thailand. His sacrifices and good deeds have earned him a special place inside every Thai heart, and as such, this historical park remains flanked by visitors all year round. The General Prem Tinsulanonda Historical Park houses a multi-purpose building that was initially built as a facility for international and domestic seminars and meetings. At present, this building is a Statesman’s Hall that is dedicated to the works of the General. Its surrounding area has been developed to include a place for relaxation and camping, a public park and a learning center about mangrove forests.
The Three Sections of the Park
The whole area of General Prem Tinsulanonda Historical Park has been divided into three sections. The first section comprises the Historical Hall of the General. The second section consists of a botanical garden, public park, palm sugar garden, outdoor sculptures, water pool, outdoor cultural space and a natural outdoor grandstand. In addition, there are also pier building shops, a beverage shop, and an aquatic tourism center. The third section has an 800m long ecotourism walkway, an ecology learning center and four exhibition pavilions about swamping forest, plant nurseries and a camping area for the students as well as the general public.
Access and Timings
General Prem Tinsulanonda Historical Park is situated on the Public Route No. 408 on the bridge that connects to Koh Yor. Access to the park is only between 5 AM to 8 PM. The Historical Hall opens Wednesday – Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM and remains closed Monday – Tuesday. Conference rooms, tents, accommodations and a garden tram are also available on the site.
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