In the middle of the birch forest, at the end of a winding dirt road, there it stands in all its splendor and with a scepter of gold, the Thai Pavilion.
It is rather unusual that a building such as the Thai pavilion was built in a small Swedish village. When king Chulalongkorn visited Sweden and the municipality of Ragunda in 1897, he traveled by horse and carriage along a road that passes the area where the pavilion today is situated. Accordingly, this road was named “Kung Chulalongkorns väg” and as news of the name travelled all the way back to Thailand, more and more people came to know of its history. In 1992 the site was visited by a dance troupe and the idea of a memorial building started taking shape. After a few years of work and close cooperation between the two countries the Pavilion was completed in 1999.
In the park surrounding the Pavilion you will find a pond with water lilies and canoes as well as serenity and peace. Here you can wander around and at times participate in the various activities and events organised throughout the year such as a Thai market, museum, performances and more. We have experienced guides who can show you around and retell the history about the amazing journey which the king undertook and the story of the creation of the Pavilion.
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