H.M.Queen Srikit Park

This lush and colorful 56-acre park was builtto commemorate Her Majasty the Queen’s fifth cyclee birthday in 1992. Basically, it’s  massive botanical garden with some value-added features like an actual forest, devoted to the Queen’s banevolence. The premises also serve as a recreation area for the public and a the environment. The gardens, which reveal Mother Nature’s artistry in a painter’s palette of colours, are divided into a number of correctly classified groups of water lilies,hibiscus, bananas and rare species of plants from all over the country. Located vin the city of Bangkok, near Chatuchak Market and park , this family-friendly facility boasts an array of attractions, like the Children’s Discoery Museum, as well as gushing fountains and fairy tale-like gazebos. Come and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere.

This multimedia museum was established to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s life but also her long-abiding interest in projects that sustain the environment and support homegrown handicrafts. One of the main attractions is a video that shows the Queen’s dedication to her subjects while documenting her travels throughout the Kingdom. The video and many of the photo captions are inThai only, butthese images speake louder than words. Also on display are photos of the country’s exotic flora and a showcase of eye-catching handicrafts, sush as wood carvings and basketry, which prove Her Majesty is a real matron of the arts.

Take a mini-tour of Thailand ’ s remarkable flora by visiting this garden, which is shaped like a map of Thailand and contains 76 smbolic tree stands (one for each province), which were donated officially by H.M. the Queen. All of the different species, from the Yellow Saraca that is the provincial tree of the south’s Yala province to the flame Trees of the north’s Chiang Mai province, are lableled so you can see their vernaculars and Latin names.

Practically the park’s centerpiece, this haven of serenity is mapped out like a combination of the English letter "s" and the Thai equivalent. If you’re looking at a map, or from the air, these two ponds, connected by swirls of canals, spell ot a lovely homage to the Queen’s first name: Sirikit. The grassy banks of the pond make for an ideal picnic place.

The sacred water-lily is revered by many Thais and Indians because of its age-old roots in buddhism and Hinduism. In the latter faith, it is a symbol of heavenly beauty; Vishnu is called the "Lotus-Eyed One". In Buddhism , it symbolizes the purity of body, mind and soul, because it’s rooted in the mud but the flowers float on the surface. Take the time to enlighten yourself by taking in this incredible collection of closely related aquatic plants that come in shades of white, pink and royal blue. So visitors can get a closer look, some of the flowers have been put in earthenware pots.

Idle awhile in this idyllic spot near the Lotus Garden. No doubt you’ve seen these flowering plants before. All over the tropics, they’re grown as ornamental plants. The reason is clear as sunlight: the hibiscus has large, trumpet-shaped flowers - red, yellow and purple - which look like they should adorn a flag. Indeed, one species of the 200-ood species that make up this genus, the "Chinese hibicus," is the national flower of Malasia, while another is South Korea’s natural emblem. This is an excellent place to pose for photos.





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