The Three Kingdoms Park in Pattaya is a theme park based on the 14th century Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”.
The theme park, also known as Suan Samkok was established by successful Chinese Thai businessman Kiarti Srifuengfung, the founder of the Asaha Glass Company. The park was created with the intention of showing visitors aspects of Buddhism and Chinese culture and philosophy.
Murals depicting Romance of the Three Kingdoms
The Three Kingdoms Park is set in large well maintained grounds and contains three Chinese style pagodas and a long wall with murals, where scenes from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms epic are depicted. Besides the mural paintings there are a number of large Chinese vases and paintings on display, showing scenes from the epic.
The Three Kingdoms park contains one large main pagoda and two smaller ones. The middle largest pagoda presents a number of characters from the Three Kingdoms story and a statue of the founder of the park, as well as a number of Chinese vases and paintings telling scenes from the Three Kingdoms story.
The top floor contains Chinese statues and Buddha relics. From here, you will have a good view of the surrounding area.
Statue of The Goddess of Mercy
One of the smaller pavilions contains a white marble statue of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin. The other smaller pavilion contains 18 statues of Luohan quan, a kind of Arhat boxers, a fighting style said to originate from monks in the Chinese Shaolin temple.
Outside you will find a number of ancient Chinese warrior statues. The very well kept landscaped area and the aesthetically pleasing design of the pagodas give the place a serene atmosphere.
The Three Kingdoms story
The wall of the gallery contains a 240 meters long hand made mural painting, that depicts 56 scenes of the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Every panel comes with a short description of the scene in excellently written English language.
The Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel was written in the 14th century during the early Ming dynasty by famous Chinese writer Luo Guanzhong. The epic tells about the unsettled times of the Three Kingdoms era, which was from 169 to 280.
It is a story of war, struggles and loyalty. The three states Cao Wei, Shu Han and Eastern Wu emerged from the fall of the Han dynasty and were ultimately united into the Three Kingdoms in the year 220.
How to get to the Three Kingdoms Park
The Three Kingdoms Park is located near the Horseshoe Point Resort, just off Phon Prapha Nimit 34 Road in Bang Lamung district, a little over 15 kilometers from the center of Pattaya.
The park opens daily from 9 am until 5 pm.
Ticket prices charged at Three Kingdoms Park are:
Child rate: Height under 120 cm
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