The Princess Mother Memorial Park
(อุทยานเฉลิมพระเกียรติสมเด็จพระศรีนครินทราบรมราชชนนี, often shortened to สวนสมเด็จย่าฯ, Suan Somdet Ya
) is a park in Bangkok
. It was established in 1993, and opened on January 21
, by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
, in remembrance of his mother, Srinagarindra
, the Princess Mother.
The park contains gardens and a reproduction of the royal mother's childhood home, as well as two exhibition halls showing memorabilia of the princess and the royal family and a pavilion with a statue of the princess. There is also a souvenir shop which sells items from charitable foundations and social welfare organisations which used to be under her patronage; the profits go to help the poor and the destitute.
The park is located within Khlong San district, close to the banks of the Chao Phraya river, near the south end of Phra Pok Klao Bridge, on Soi Somdet Chao Phraya 3, next to the Kuan Ou Shrine.
- http://www.theprincessmothermemorialpark.org (Official site of the park, Thai only)
- The Princess Mother Memorial Park at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration website