As you travel past the traffic roundabout on Thalang’s Thepkasattri Road you could see the statues of two women standing side by side with a sword in their hands it is a sight that you would not miss and it is curious to see a monument with two women with swords at a roundabout. But there is more than what meets the eye to this monument. Do read on to know more.
Who are they
The magnificent monuments tell us the story of two brave sisters – Lady Chan and Lady Mook – who led a successful rebellion against Burmese invaders – They still remain aspiring figures whom the people of Thailand look up to. Even after the war, it is said that they helped the people of Phuket to rebuild their livelihood.
What can you see?
There is a small shrine at the bottom of the monument and people often visit here to pay their respect to the historic figures. People usually make a stop here and offer garlands to the statues.they also light up incense sticks and some even place gold leaves onto the mini versions of the statues.
Why are they special
Bear in mind that these events happened during an era when males were the dominant figures of society and women were highly discriminated. They were assigned to be as housewives, do chores and care for children. But these two brave women did not want to be ordinary, they aspired to become something more, they still stand tall as an icon against gender discrimination and they serve as a beacon for a better world.
How can you see them
Located at proximity to Phuket real estate properties the likes of Layan Residences by Anantara, the site is at the traffic roundabout on Thalang’s Thepkasattri Road. Travellers can visit here from any part of the city by a taxi just by telling the driver that you need to visit this site.