The Time Memorial Park
The Time Memorial Park is located in Srinagarind Dam. The Provincial Electricity Authority built the park in honor of HRH the Princess Mother 90th birthday celebration. The park is situated on a 48,000 sq.m. area of land around the reservoir at the foothill near the Srinagarind Dam harbor. Construction for the park started in April of 1990 and completed in March of 1991. In memories of the appreciation for HRH the Princess Mother’s acts, duties, and time, which she believed to be valuable and should be used to realize full benefits, the park design chose the sundial as a symbol to communicate the importance of time. Moreover, many additional decorations were put in place as components to complete this HRH the Princess Mother Honor Celebration Park. The park’s surrounding area has seats for visitors to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Srinagarind Dam. To reach Srinagarind Dam, which is approximately 70 kilometers from Kanchanaburi city centre, take Highway 3199 Kanchanaburi-Sri Sawas. Sundial and Reading InstructionsSundial is a device built from concrete and iron, measuring 23.80 in length along the curve. The widest part is 9.95 m. and the narrowest part is 6.25m. with thickness of 0.80 m. The gnomon, which casts shadow from the sun, is made of alloy. It is 6.50 m. long and 1.00 m. wide. The gnomon face South, tilted 28.6 degrees to latitude 140 24′ 32″ N and longitude 990 7′ 36″ E. The dial surface is covered with white grey color coated tile that have symbols and acronyms to tell the months.Dark blue color line tells the month between January and June.Light blue color line tells the month between July and December.Dark red color line tells the time for the month of January to June.Yellow color line tells the time for the month of July to December.The number 07.00 to 18.00 at the end of the reddish-orange and orange color tells the hour. The shadow, casted to the dial by the tip of the gnomon, tells the month and season.