Two Heroins Monument

by Tookta on November 2, 2010

Two Heroins Monument a famous monument in Amphoe Thalang, is the memorial statue of the heroines Thao Thepkasattri (Kunying Jan) and Thao Sisunthon (Mook), who rallied islanders in 1785 to repel Burmese invaders. As the island’s governor had just died, organizing Phuket’s defense against the Burmese invasion of 1785 was conducted by his widow, Thao Thepkasattri. With her sister’s help, they assembled what forces they had, then cleverly disguised local women as male soldiers, thus appearing to increase Phuket’s military manpower. After a month’s siege, the Burmese invaders became exhausted and retreated. King Rama i awarded Kunyin Jan with the royal title of Thao Thepkasattri.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: