Somdet Ya Park (Woraphat Military Base)
Somdet Ya Park (Woraphat Military Base), situated in Mu 6, Ban Na Muang, is a significant historical place as it was a military base from 1977 to 1983, when there were radical conflicts between the government and the Communist Party. Nowadays, it is known as a historical memorialand tourist attraction. This place is also a vocational training centre for the locals. Within the base, there is a Royal Pavilion and Statue of Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani, the late Princess Mother. On 5-7 June 1977, the late Princess Mother, together with the late King Rama IX’s elder sister, Princess Galyani Vadhana, visited and stayed here to see civil servants, soldiers, and local people and give them morale and encouragement.This place is the only military base that 2 members of the Royal Family used to stay. Within the Somdet Ya Park, there is a historic building, and military bunkers, where tourists can visit and learn something. This place is open every day from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. To get there: From the intersection of the Don Tan Provincial Police Station to Somdet Ya Park, take Highway No. 2116 for 5 kilometres.