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Two Heroines Monument, Phuket

The important life-size of two heroines monument at Tha Rua, Thao Thep Kasattri and Thao Sri Soontorn stand side by side on this decorated marble plinth.

Khun Ying Jan, wife of Phuket’s recently deceased governor, and her sister Mook led the defense of the island against the Burmese. After a month’s siege the Burmese was forced to depart on March 13, 1785. Khun Ying Jan and her sister were credited with the successful defense.

In recognition King Rama I bestowed upon Khun Ying Jan the honorific Thao Thep Krasattri, a title of nobikity usually reserved for royalty, by which she is known today. Her sister became Thao Sri Soontorn.

Thao Thep Krasattri-Thao Sri Soontorn Festival is held 13 March yearly in commemorates the bravery of these two women.

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One Response to “Two Heroines Monument, Phuket”

  1. Edwin McKeithen
    September 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    Dear Khun Kantawee,

    According to a statement in your article, Kunying Jan was the “(wife of Phuket’s recently deceased governor).”  If the governor was “recently deceased” and if he was married to Kunying Jan before 1785, he lived for more than 200 years. 

    Please advise.  Thank you.

    Edwin McKeithen
    Chiang Rai

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