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Inventor of the Thai Alphabet

King Ramkamhaeng ruled Sukothai between 1279 to 1298, he was not the founder of Sukothai, but is widely recorded as its greatest ruler. He is credited with inventing the Thai... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

King Ramkamhaeng ruled Sukothai between 1279 to 1298, he was not the founder of Sukothai, but is widely recorded as its greatest ruler. He is credited with inventing the Thai alphabet by adapting a Khmer script that was derived from the Devanagari written language. The monument made of bronze was erected in 1971, it is larger than life size and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The statue was cast, as I recall, within the last 15 years. Nicely done, but no way is it ancient. Worth maybe 10 minutes. Don't plan your day around it.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

King Ramkhamhaeng ruled fairly and with generosity to his people. It is less than described as monarch as father of the great Thai family. So could any citizen who had legitimate concerns, come to the palace and a bell specially furnished sounded to obtain an audience with the King. Ramkhamhaeng was very religious, and the people to follow his example,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is just a monument, with a statue of the King, and then a stone entailing the Thai Alphabet, which was also how the Thai Alphabet was born. It's not the original stone though, it's just a copy. You can stop here if visiting the Historic Park, as it would be good for a photo op and if you'd like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you learn Thai alphabet/Thai language, then you must know who is the creator for the beautiful language. King Ramkamheang is the most respect King in Thailand besides King Chulalongkorn and King Bhumibul Aduhyadej. The statue is located at the first junction after entering the Sukhothai Historical Park. Turn right to the statue while turn left to famous Wat Mahathat.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The locals really respect this man and he was the dude who create the Thai alphabet. When we were there during the loy kathrong festival, many people were paying their respects to the statue. Just a modern monument in the middle of the historical park

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

It's an okay sight to see in the park, with some nice reliefs. check out the lady with the strange bags near the giant bell in front of (& to the left) of the monument. Inside each bag is a frog, catfish, eel & releasing them into a nearby pond apparently brings good luck. It's fun to watch people releasing... More 

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