The worship of ganesh in Thailand is widely practiced among Brahman-Hindu of the people of India. According to the Indian belief, Lord Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and the god that ensures success in the endeavours of its believers. The Hindu god is worshipped by people from all walks of life and even by those who believes in another religion. Ganesh in Thailand started when Brahmanism started to spread across South East Asia.When the worship of Ganesh reached Thailand, the god also became the god of wisdom and knowledge.
To strengthen the belief of Ganesh and for its worshippers to have a common place for practicing their faith, the Chachoengsao Association during the reign of Pol Gen Somchai Vanichsenee constructed a 39 meter bronze statue for lord ganesh in Thailand which consist of 854 pieces of bronze on a 40,000 square meter land along the Klong Keun district in Chachoengsao. Lord Ganesh was built to watch over the community and for the prosperity of its economy. The construction of the station started in 2012 and was completed last 2012.
The construction erected the Khlong Khuean Ganesh International Park. Its main objective is to make the park a leading pilgrimage destination Thailand and Chachoengsao. Aside from having the area as a primary international park in the area, it also has the local history museum of Chachoengsao which makes the area a top tourist destination along the Bang Pakong River.
Main attractions in Khlong Khuean Ganesh International Park
There are a lot of things that can be done while at the Ganesh international park aside from worshipping Lord Ganesh. Some of these attractions include the following:
- Dine and shop. The international park is huge but you don’t have to worry since there are refreshment shops and restaurants that offer local Thai dishes.
- Observe religious ceremonies. You can also witness ceremonies related to ganesh in Thailand in the area. You just have to check the schedule of these ceremonies.
- Marvel other Hindu gods. You can also find other images of Brahman-Hindu gods in other areas of the park.