Sunday, 22 April 2012

Cape Phromthep - Prince of JumBorn

His Royal Highness Prince Abhakara Kiartiwonges, Prince of JumBorn

This is not a name that I read very much when I read about Phuket but for those in the Royal Thai Navy he was.  The Prince studied in the Royal Academy of England at the age of thirteen and became a naval cadet. 

The prince began the Royal Thai Navy (with an attached Naval Engineering School) and he built the first military base in Phuket.

So if you choose to visit Cape Phromthep for the beautiful sunset please also look for this statue erected in his honour.