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Wreath-laying ceremony takes place at Heroines Monument

Wreath-laying ceremony takes place at Heroines Monument

PHUKET: The wreath-laying ceremony for the 237th Heroines Festival took place this morning (Mar 13) at the Heroines Monument on Thepkasattri Road in Thalang.

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By The Phuket News

Sunday 13 March 2022, 02:48PM


Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew presided over the ceremony which started at 8am this morning. Thi was then followed an hour later by various representatives from government agencies and private sector entities jointly laying wreaths to honour ancestors and the two sisters, Chan and Mook, who lead the Phuket contingent in repelling the Burmese invasion in 1785.

Whereas the festival is an annual occurrence, the Heroines Monument on Thepkasattri Road wasn’t built until 1966 when the then Governor, Uan Surakul, worked together with locals to build a structure that was fitting to honour the memory and legacy of those who fought and died during the afore mentioned Burmese invasion.

To further celebrate the 237th anniversary of Thalang Victory Day, there will be a traditional light and sound show and historical play entitled “237 years of honouring the two heroines of Thalang” this evening at Phuket Historical Park, for many years called Thalang Victory Field, in Baan Riang, Thalang.

Local food stalls will be on offer throughout the festival while COVID-19 health and safety measures will be enforced throughout. Tourists and local residents are welcome to attend. The festivities run until Tuesday (Mar 15).

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christysweet | 14 March 2022 - 18:30:05

Please train Thai drivers how to use a circle and not to exit from the inner circle. Consider it the same as a straight  road, turning from the appropriate lane- oh wait.... never mind. 

Bigaresort | 14 March 2022 - 15:44:17

well,remember when all the houses on both side of the main road in Talang had to moved back 10m so the highway could go straight through and the village would not loose business,what a waste of money, nobody stops anyway but this piece of highway was the most expensive waste horst

CaptainJack69 | 14 March 2022 - 11:57:38

When that monument was built the roads there were little more than single lane dirt tracks. Now it poses a huge obstruction to already heavily congested traffic. Remember though the uproar from locals when it emerged that the planned shopping centre was going to be taller than the monuments heads? Sky-fairies trump common sense yet again.

Fascinated | 13 March 2022 - 18:58:03

Researching this ancient 'battle' makes for interesting reading. More of a 1 month siege than fearless warriors going into battle. time the monument was moved to the Thalang 'Battleground' site and an underpass built to relieve traffic. A far more fitting place for people to make merit.

 

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