The National Memorial
The National Memorial is located in Tambon Khu Khot in the connecting area of Vibhavadi Rangsit and Phahonyothin Roads. It is accessible by taking the bus Nos. 29, 34, 39, 59, 95, and air-conditioned bus Nos. 503, 504, 510, 513, 524, 529 and 539. It covers an area of 38 rai and is under the supervision of the Armed Forces Education Department, Supreme Command Headquarters. It is a memorial extolling the heroic deeds of Thai ancestors who used their intellect, ability, flesh and blood, as well as, their life to protect this Motherland. It is also a museum providing knowledge on Thai history and major Thai battles, including the Thai armies’ mission abroad such as the Vietnam War, Korean War, presented through dioramas of the happening and photos. There are rooms displaying the evolution of uniforms and ranking insignias of the militants in every period and soil from major battlefields. In front of the building resides King Rama V’s beautifully engraved marble statue of a half larger than life size. Another very interesting part of this memorial is the building exhibiting the magnificent visual arts on the 90-metre arch wall telling the story from the Sukhothai period to the Rattanakosin period, together with a narrative explanation. Outside the building lies gigantic decommissioned military weapons.
It is open on Monday to Friday from 9.00 – 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. without any entrance fee. A guide can be requested upon appointment in advance for a group visit at Tel. 0 2532 1020-1.