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The National Memorial

The National Memorial is a museum located near Don Muang Airport, under the supervision of the Armed Forces Education Department. It is a museum dedicated to the military history of Thailand and pays homage to the various battles and heroic deeds of Thailand’s forefathers. These include Thai military missions abroad during the Vietnam and Korean War, but also historical battles on Thai soil.

The National Memorial is a collection of displays of military uniforms, insignias, as well as miniature and life size mannequins arranged to depict important battles throughout history. Guarding the entrance is a magnificent marble statue of King Rama V, along with an impressive display of art pieces on a 90 metre tall arch which covers the history of Thailand from the Sukhothai period to the Rattanakosin period. Naturally there is also a collection of deactivated military weapons on display, as well as tanks, patrol boats and a helicopter.

One important detail to remember before visiting The National Memorial is to make an appointment in advance. Like every other military museum in Thailand, this is a requirement for all visitors local or foreign. On the bright side, there is no entry fee and visitors can roam around all day without having to dig out their wallet. It is recommended to start the tour at the Military History Hall where a number of life-size models are on display. Next, browse the evolution of Thai military uniforms and insignias in every historical period. The complex spreads over a total of 38 rai.

For more information about how to get to THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, please do not hesitate to contact our concierge.


Lam Luk Ka District, Pathum Thani, Thailand

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