On November 11, 2022, at 09.09 hours, His Majesty the King graciously bestowed the royal robes for the robe offering ceremony in honour of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on the anniversary of his death and contributions to the Royal Tuition Scholarship Project for Thai Monks at Wat Praram Kao Kanchanapisek, Huai Khwang Subdistrict, Huai Khwang District, Bangkok. The Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Boonchob Suttamanaswong, presided over the robe offering ceremony. The Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour, Ms. Bubpha Rueangsud, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives and staff also participated in the ceremony. The total contributions to the Royal Tuition Scholarship Program for Thai Monks by the Ministry of Labour was 575,671 Baht.
Construction for Wat Praram Kao Kanchanapisek began in 1995, following the royal initiative of His Majesty the King. His Majesty wished it to be a model in the construction of small temples, to be at the center of the community’s mind, located nearby, and to be used as a venue for various activities in propagating morality and ethics for community development. On July 1, 1996, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously represented His Majesty the King in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ubosot, Wat Praram Kao Kanchanapisek. On February 25, 2000, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn performed the burial ceremony following traditions.
Wat Praram Kao Kanchanapisek received a royal name from His Majesty the King. It has unique characteristics that are different from other temples. It is a small temple, using an economical budget. It is simple in design, consisting of a chapel, a multi-purpose pavilion, a pond, an abbot’s tutelage, five monks’ houses, a kitchen, and necessary assembly buildings. All buildings are painted white, representing purity, cleanliness, and beauty. The chapel is characterized by ancient architecture combined with modern architecture, taking into account its usefulness.
Division of Public Relations
11 November 2022