Rajabhakti Park is the new visitor hotspot for all Thai citizens visiting Hua Hin as it honors the Royal Families of Thailand. The park is located about 5 minutes outside Hua Hin by car and was opened on 26th September 2015 by none other than Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
The Rajabhakti Park was built by The Thai Army with Donations from private individuals and Thai Businesses to honor the Royal Family and Thailand’s history. The main are houses statues of 7 Thai kings, the bronze statues are a real sight to be seen, as they are almost 14 meters tall, set in a beautiful spot on the foot of a mountain. The Kings represented in the park are: King Ramkhamhaeng (1279- 1298*), King Naresuan (1590-1605*), King Narai (1656 -1688*), King Taksin (1767–1782*), King Rama I (1782-1809*), King Mongkut / Rama IV (1851 -1868*) and a King much loved by Thai’s King Chulalongkorn / Rama V (1868 -1910*). At the park it said there is still space for 2 more statues in the future.
At the base of the statues there is a museum on Thai History, unfortunately most of the information is in Thai, so do read up more online if you want know more on the history of the 7 Kings. At Rajabhakti Park there is even a huge open area where ceremonies at important events can be held. If you get thirsty there is a stall selling drinks at the carpark.
* Period indicated when King’s reigned Thailand
We recommend you visit the park in the morning as there is not much shade and it can get pretty hot. Dress modestly although this is not a Temple, but Thai’s do revere their Royal family and showing up in a swim suit might be seriously frowned upon. But if you do feel the need to refresh after the visit, go right across from Rajabhakti Park on the other side of the road, there is a local beach named Suan Son Pradipat that is run surprisingly by the Army.
The beach is a local favorite of Thai families in the weekend and gets very crowded on Public Holidays. The beach has many cafes and seafood stalls, has inner tubes for rent to be used to float in and rents out sun chairs under umbrellas. Do make sure to rent a car for the day as from Rajabhakti Park & Suan Son Pradipat there is not much opportunity to find transport back to town.
- Rajabhakti Park is open every day during the Day
- free entrance
- from Bangkok – 220 km (3 h 05 min)
- from Hua Hin – 8.5 km (15 min)