Khuk Khi Kai : Chanthaburi, Thailand

Khuk Khi Kai, located near Tuek Daeng or the Red Building at Tambon Pak Nam Laem Sing, was built in 1893 when France occupied Chanthaburi on the dispute of the land on the left side of the Mekong River.

Khuk Khi Kai, located near Tuek Daeng or the Red Building at Tambon Pak Nam Laem Sing, was built in 1893 when France occupied Chanthaburi on the dispute of the land on the left side of the Mekong River. During that time, the French military of approximately 600 soldiers was split into two camps; the first one was in Chanthaburi where currently is a military campsite; the other one was at the Laem Sing Estuary. The French built the prison to capture those Thais who resisted the French troops.

It is a square tower with a measurement of 4.4 metres wide on each side and 7 metres high, having two rows of air vents and a high rooftop. It was said that this prison was so torturous because on the upper level was a chicken coop where the chickens would continuously dump their droppings on the prisoners. To get there: Khuk Khi Kai is 30 kilometres from Amphoe Mueang. Take Highway No. 3 on the Chanthaburi-Trat route, make a right to.

Khuk Khi Kai
Location: Moo 1 Highway 3149 Pak Nam Laem Sing, Laem Sing, Chanthaburi 22130 Thailand




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