You can’t do them in day or a week – but then, even if you have time to visit just one of these parks that would already be commendable, take your pick!
By Harold Stephens
First, let me say that historical objects and sites are a testimony to every country’s cultural heritage. They serve to bridge the gap between past and present, and instill in the people a sense of belonging, pride, and the importance of cherishing their invaluable legacy.
In April 1987, the government officially opened Thailand’s first historical park, the Muang Sing Historical Park in Kanchanaburi. Today, 10 historical parks have been opened – three of which have received the honor of being designated World Heritage Sites.
The 10 historical parks are presented below. They are the result of hard work of the Fine Arts Department in the excavation, renovation and landscaping for several decades. Each of these parks is now equipped with a tourist and information centre and provides qualified guides.