Phra Chuthathut Ratchathan

Location: Moo 3 (Baan Tha Wang) Tambon Tha Tewawong, Amphur Kho Sri Chang, Chonburi
Contact Person: Wandee Rakchart, Museum Manager
Tel/Fax: (038) 216 412, (038)216 416
Opening Time: Everyday (except Monday) from 9 AM – 5 PM

History:

Long before the establishment of Phra Chuthathut Ratchathan, Sri Chang Island was known since ancient time, as its name appeared in the old document of Krung Sri Ayudaya era as “Sra Songg”. This island has been the major port for seaborne trading for hundreds of years. Also it is an ideal vacation destination for people of all classes.

In the reign of King Rama IV, The King had visited Sri Chang Island for several times and had stated that the island had “good air quality, no wonder people on this island live long lives, because of their good health”. During that time, Prince Chulalongkorn had also joined the trip.

In the reign of King Rama V, 1888, HRH Prince Maha Vajiravudh (later King Rama VI) became ill and the royal physicians had advised him to stay in a seaside place for healthy air. He then stayed in a wooden government house and soon recovered from his illness. Not long afterward, Queen Saowaphaphongsri was also ill, and after a visit and recovery at Sri Chang Island, her illness had also been recovered.

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