Nong Prajak Park

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Re: Nong Prajak Park

Post by parrot » October 16, 2018, 6:23 pm

I can't confirm the story......but long ago, Nong Prajak was basically a swamp. Several years ago a croc was found in the lotus lake in Kumphawaphi.....but not known if it was someone's pet that was released.
The 'interesting' Nongprajak story that I've been told.....by Dr. Somsak who seems to know his Udon history.....is that the still vacant lot at the 4way intersection, just down from Beyond Cafe, was where criminals were executed....long ago. That could be why the piece of land remains vacant to this day.



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Re: Nong Prajak Park

Post by FrazeeDK » October 16, 2018, 8:01 pm

did a loop around the island park just last week. First visit I've made in years... All nicely landscaped with two separate exercise/kiddie parks with one being a large "Dino Park" with lots of kiddie standard slides, swings, climbing towers etc.. I was a bit surprised to see one of the gardening crew driving a quite new John Deere zero-point mower that look well maintained.. I can remember my first loop around the "island" back in late 1997 when the government was excavating the lake and lining the sides with rocks to I'd guess make it a better reservoir for the city..

Now my first visit to Nong Prajak when it was part swamp and part reservoir was back in November of 1973 where the GF and I went for Loy Kratong to float our Kratongs one evening. We launched them into the lake where a wind floated them apart then together while we watched them fade into the darkness. The GF said, "hmm, that means we'll be together for a long time..." I sniffed at that a bit.. Little did I know, 45 years later, we'd still be together...

picture is from the northeast corner of Nong Prajak about August of 74..
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Just to the left in the picture was an individual's Udon Residence...
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Re: Nong Prajak Park

Post by fdimike » October 17, 2018, 7:45 pm

the still vacant lot at the 4way intersection, just down from Beyond Cafe, was where criminals were executed....long ago. That could be why the piece of land remains vacant to this day.
I heard the same story but according to 3 Thai friends of mine (one of which was a former Udon Kasikorn banker) who are part of the Thai Chinese community the story is not at all true. The former banker knows the owner of the property who is just not interested in selling it.
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Re: Nong Prajak Park

Post by mech_401 » October 18, 2018, 11:12 am

have they finished renovations/ track repair?
over on the hospital side all tore up some
months ago

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Re: Nong Prajak Park

Post by mak » October 18, 2018, 12:46 pm

Yes.

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Re: Nong Prajak Park

Post by mak » October 25, 2018, 3:24 pm

Pigeon Trap.
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