Royal Monument of King Naresuan the Great or Elephant Battle War Chedi is not plainly a tourist attraction but it is also a significant place in Thai history. The famous elephant battle between King Naresuan the Great and Crown Prince of Burma was held here and the victory freed Thai from Burma. The area used to be residential farm land before many antiques were discovered and identified as weapons and other war equipment. For instance, ancient bullets, war horse’s badges and war horse’s and war elephant’s accessories etc. Then, the place began to be noticed.
In addition, there is an ancient chedi from Ayutthaya period that looks like stupa. It is believed that this stupa was made for the body of Crown Prince of Burma. A skeleton was found inside the old chedi. The monument also has exhibits and antiques in the building hoping to encourage historical learning to visitor. There’s a museum room presenting King Naresuan’s biography. This room has a fee of 20 baht.
Visitor can easily travel to Royal monument of King Naresuan the Great by taking main road number 324 from Kanchanaburi and turn right at 14th kilometer then drive for around 4 kilometers. There are clear signs of directions along the way. The travelling is quite convinient.
King Naresuan Monument
Location: Lum Phli, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand