Unique Thai pavilion in Swedish village promotes Thai-Swedish relationship

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Jamtland in the center of Sweden are famous for their mooses and Sami people. What is little known is Jamtland also are the home to the beautiful Royal Thai Pavilion in the Ragunda valley, the only pavilion of its kind outside Thailand. Now, representatives from the Thai Embassy in Stockholm, Tourism Authority of Thailand and many other Thai participants would like to continue to work together to promote the relationship between Sweden and Thailand in the little Swedish village Ragunda.

The unique Royal Thai Pavilion was build nearly 100 years after the visit by the Thai King Chulalongkorn Rama V in 1897. Thai representatives decided together with the Swedes in Ragunda to honour the king’s visit through erecting a spectacular memorial building right in the Swedish birch tree forest.

On Friday 23 October 2015 King Chulalongkorn will be honoured in many places around the world, and Ragunda is one of them. The municipality of Ragunda together with Destination Ragundadalen and FCM arrange a memorial ceremony and invite the public to attend.

“Increased participation can strengthen the local area and the cooperation between not only members of the various organisations but also with the local inhabitants can further meaningful development in the area. I believe that there are a number of people locally who would welcome the invitation to participate through sharing of their knowledge and in combination with Thai participants we can accordingly offer the visitor an experience out of the ordinary,” says Gun Marie Persson, talksperson from Destination Ragundadalen.

According to Åsa Lind Chong, the CEO in Destination Ragundadalen, the Royal Thai Pavilion is the key to maintain the close tie between Sweden and Thailand, and also keeping the story of the Royal Thai visit in Sweden.

 

“Our vision is to take the next step together with Thai participants and the local people to discuss and promote further development of the area around the Thai Pavilion. The close cooperation between the persons living here and our Thai participants, (such as the Association for the memory of King Chulalongkorn (FCM)) is of utmost importance as it is precisely through local knowledge that we can know and keep this history alive,” says Åsa Lind Chong.

On Friday 23 October 2015 King Chulalongkorn will be honoured in many places around the world. The municipality of Ragunda together with Destination Ragundadalen and FCM arrange a memorial ceremony and invite the public to attend. We would be particularly pleased to see attendance from persons who have participated from the beginning in the development of the area and hereby invitate such persons to attend the ceremony and following lunch.

– Increased participation can strengthen the local area and the cooperation between not only members of the various organisations but also with the local inhabitants can further meaningful development in the area. I believe that there are a number of people locally who would welcome the invitation to participate through sharing of their knowledge and in combination with Thai participants we can accordingly offer the visitor an experience out of the ordinary”. Says Gun Marie Persson, Destination Ragundadalen.

Destination Ragundadalen invites participants to attend the ceremony on 23 October 2015 with a following lunch.

Sources: www.mynewsdesk.com

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