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Friday, October 1, 2010

Phrap Ho, Nong Khai

Between 1884 and 1886, rebellious elements to Chinese rule from the Yunnan area swept south through Laos and in to Thailand, raiding as far south as Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima). The invaders were eventually defeated by the Siamese army, led by HRH Kromamune Prachak Silakom, with help from China and Laos.
Located in front of the old city hall, the Prap Ho monument is a memorial to those who fell during the Hau rebellion, and in fact contains their cremated bones. There are inscriptions in Thai, English, Chinese and Laotian on each side of the monument.
A worshipping ceremony and fair to celebrate the defeat of the rebellions and to pay respect to those who lost their lives during the conflict is held every year, called the "Anou Savari Festival".
quoted from "http://attractions.nongkhaiinformation.com/Prap_Ho_Monument/"
The building is not the old city hall, but the old provincial office




You can see how well  this monument is maintained.

Also know one seems to know if the relics were actually placed here or are still in the real, original monument that is actually clean behind the police station