The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park

The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park was established by General Surayud Chulanont, the Commander of the Royal Thai Army at that time. General Surayud Chulanont assigned The 1st Army Area in collaboration with government organizations, non-government organizations, and general public in an establishment of the historical park to glorify King Phraphutthayotfa Chulalok and his prestige, and in honor of the 72nd birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 5th December 2542 B.E. During his military role as a commander, the Royal Thai Army's Tourism Promotion had performed an exploration of historical tourist attractions in Kanchanaburi and found the great condition of the area where The Burmese–Siamese War (known as the Nine-Army Battle) took place. The area is suitable for studying the land and battle management system, the marching path, and the battle strategies of the King Phraphutthayotfa Chulalok and Somdet Phra Bawornrajchao Maha Sura Singhanat (an army leader) when confronting Burmese forces during the Nine-Army Battle.

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn went to preside over the opening ceremony of “The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park” on 19th June 2543 B.E.

The historical park main building offers a simulation of battlefield and marching path, visual media presenting the Nine-Army Battle, and an observatory available for visitors who are interested in land and battle management system, marching path, and battle strategies during the war.

The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park opens to public on official days at 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (free entry). Visitors can contact for more information at the Directorate of Military Operations of Kanchanaburi at Tel. No. 0-3458-9233-5 Ext. 51015.

 

Traveling 

 

Keep on Highway No. 4 (Phet Kasem Road) to Nakhon Pathom Province, then keep straight until the overpass with the sign “Kanchanaburi” appears. After that, continue straight on Highway No. 323 for 7 kilometers to the intersection, turn right (turn left to Ban Pong, keep straight to the Khangkhao Cave) to Kanchanaburi. Then, keep straight ahead to Kaeng Sian intersection, and follow Highway No. 3199 (Kanchanaburi - Khuean Srinagarindra) to Amphoe Si Sawat. Finally, turn left at the distance of 24 kilometers (about 34 kilometers from Kaeng Sian intersection to The Nine-Army Battle Historical Park); the park is located only one kilometer away.