Wat Huay Mongkhol Buddhist Temple, in collaboration with the Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Office, will organize a walking street event entitled, “Huay Mongkhol Thanon Khong Pho Luang (Literally, Huay Mongkhol, the Road of the King)”, from 2 to 11 December this year, said the Prachuap Khirikhan Governor Mr. Weera Sriwattanatrakul. Held inside Wat Huay Mongkhol, this event features a walking street with an exhibit of 1,000 photos relating His Majesty’s royal initiative projects carried out in the province, including the widely known project of self-sufficiency economy.
There will also be a screening of the King’s multifarious duties throughout the country, planting trees along the Huay Mongkhol road that leads to the temple, selling of agricultural products and OTOP goods, a Buddhist ceremony of offering alms to monks and stage performances to honor His Majesty the King. The Prachuap Governor said that this event aimed to honor and praise the Monarch who was the first person to pass the area 50 years ago. At that time, the route to Huay Mongkhol was remote and barely possible. However, after the visit of His Majesty, he launched the road development project which is the first royal initiative of the country.
In addition, His Majesty changed the name of the area from Ban Huay Khot to Ban Huay Mongkhol — the title that has from then on brought prosperity to everyone living there. Following the road development project was the reservoir project at Ban Khao Tao. Subsequently, His Majesty launched many development projects in Pranburi and Kuiburi districts, not to mention other royal projects throughout Thailand that have resulted in better life of all Thai people until now. Mr. Weera added that His Majesty was also interested in preserving wildlife and natural habitats as he launched a community forest project in Paa La-u. The highlight of this project focuses on mutual and peaceful living of humans and animals in the forest.
Such idea on natural preservation encourages both Thais and foreigners to take a field trip in the area frequently. One of the tourism promotion campaigns of Hua Hin, the Huay Mongkhol Thanon Khong Pho Luang event welcomes both Thai and foreign visitors who would like to learn and understand more about His Majesty’s royal projects. The opening ceremony will be presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.