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Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri Province

18 February 2021 (Readers 112)

 
Situated 136 kilometers from Bangkok, Prachin Buri province has set itself the goal of becoming a health tour destination for tourists who are interested in traditional and natural practices for a healthy life. It is the location of Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, which has been cultivating medicinal plants for healing and treatment since 1983.
 
This hospital is famous for herbal products and traditional Thai medicine. It also promotes the use of herbs for self-reliance in various local communities and has learned much from the wealth of local wisdom concerning the development of indigenous medicine.
 
A number of herbal products, foods, drinks, and cosmetics make a name for this hospital, which markets them under the Abhaibhubejhr brand name. The quality of Abhaibhubejhr herbal products has steadily risen to international standards and they are now earning recognition from the international community.
 
Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital also comprises the Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Building, a splendid traditional Thai medicine museum, which welcomes many visitors each day for Thai herbal wisdom and traditional healing.
 
This building became the Abhaibhubejhr Thai Traditional Medicine Museum in 1996. It was built in 1909 by Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr, known as Choom Abhaiwongse, the governor of Battambang (now part of Cambodia) under the rule of Siam in the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and later the governor of Prachin Buri.
 
The Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Building is now a major place of interest in Prachin Buri and was registered as a historical structure by the Fine Arts Department.
 
The Thai government is giving a major boost to the use of medicinal plants and traditional Thai medicine in medical treatment. It is also developing Thailand as a major source of medicinal plants in this part of the world.
 
 
Foreign Office, The Government Public Relations Department, Office of the Prime Minister
9 Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Fax : (+66) 2618 2358 E-mail : prforeign@prd.go.th
 
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