Khum Khun Phaen

Khum Khun Phaen

Where : Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Category : Travel / Attractions

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What / Why :

Khun Phaen House is a Thai-style house that conforms to descriptions in a popular Thai literary work. Khun Phaen's house is near Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit.Si Suriyothai Park, which has a total area of 5 rai, is located within the area of the Ayutthaya liquor plant adjacent to Chedi Phra Si Suriyothai.

The Khun Phaen's House in Ayutthaya was built on the site of a former jail in Thai-style following descriptions from Khun Chang Khun Phaen (Thai: ขุนช้างขุนแผน). This is an epic Thai poem which originated from a folktale has become one of the most important works in Thai literature. The story centers around Khun Phean and Khun Chang who both compete for the affections of the beautiful Wanthong. The story spans 50 years, including two wars, several abductions, a suspected revolt, an idyllic sojourn in the forest, two court cases, trial by ordeal, jail, and treachery.

At one point in the story, Khun Phaen angers the king and is jailed for 12 years. After his release, he abducts Wanthong for a second time from Khun Chang. It sadly ends with the death of Wanthong, ordered executed by the king for failing to choose between the two men. In some regards the story is similar to the tragedies written by Shakespeare.

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