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Feel the vibes of Korea in Kanchanaburi

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Feel the vibes of Korea in Kanchanaburi

Won Dae Song, a Korean themed-park, is a new attraction in Kanchanaburi. (Photo © Won Dae Song)

A new Korean landmark has opened in Kanchanaburi.

The site is called Won Dae Song and owned by Thanin Thepsurin, a wealthy businessman who operates Talat Nam Thung Bua Daeng, a floating market of red water lilies in Nakhon Pathom. He is also the owner of the well-known Hom Khana Cafe, a coffee shop on a kale farm in Kanchanaburi.

His new project is located about 4km away from Hom Khana Cafe in Muang district.

“As people can still not travel abroad due to Covid-19, they will look for places to relax in an open field,” said Thanin.

In Thailand, countless man-made attractions imitating popular tourist sites such as Hinoki Land in Chiang Mai, Santorini Park in Cha-am and Primo Piazza in Khao Yai, or sheep farms in Suan Phueng district of Ratchaburi have been built to lure visitors. However, there has yet to be an attraction that has the ambience of South Korea, he said.

“Korea is a top destination for Thais, especially since the country allows visa-free entry. So, Won Dae Song is the answer to those missing Korea,” he said.

Located on a 20-rai site in Muang district or about a three-hour drive from Bangkok, Won Dae Song park consists of colourful flower fields, Korean-style structures which may remind visitors of a traditional Korean village, a coffee shop and a restaurant offering Korean food.

About 6 rai of land has been developed and is open to visitors. Thanin plans to add a campground for visitors to stay the night. All-terrain vehicles (ATV) will also be available in the future. The total investment for the whole project is about 20 million baht.

Won Dae Song is open daily from 8am to 6pm during weekdays and 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekends. The entrance fee is 70 baht for adults and 30 baht for kids aged not more than 10 years old.

The entrance fees will be waived for customers visiting again who post pictures on their social media accounts like Facebook.

The park also has hanbok — Korean traditional dresses — available for rent. The fee is 200 baht.

To follow Covid-19 measures, the park is open to 300 visitors at a time.

For more details, visit facebook.com/wondeasong or call 081-259-7667 and 085-425-7395.

 


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