The Royal Footprint of Peace – The Royal Footprint of Peace is the footprint of King Rama IX. It is located in Meng Rai Maharat Military Camp. This foortprint represents the grandeur of King Rama IX, who restored the peace in northern Thailand. In the past, soldiers and locals had to sacrifice their lives during the civil war against the communist insurgents in Doi Pha Mon or Doi Phu Chi Fa in the 1960s-80s. On February 27, 1982, after the end of civil war, King Rama IX, together with Queen Sirikit, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess Soamsawali, visit Ban Phaya Phiphak at San Doi Yao. General Wiroj Thongmit led the ex-communist leader into the audience with His Majesty the King to show their loyalty to the King. On this occasion, his Majesty gave his footprint on the plaster as a symbol of the victory and the peace has been restored since then.
According to a Hmong people named Laoli Saechang, a miracle happened when his Majesty stamped his foot into the plaster, fog and coldness suddenly disappeared and were all replaced by warm sunlight and remained until his Majesty went. Later, on the auspicious occasion of 60th Anniversary Celebration of Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Accession, the military decided to install the footprint at Meng Rai Maharat Military Camp in Chiang Rai province.
How to get there:
- The footprint is in Military Camp in Amphoe Muang district, Chiang Rai province.