Historic event ! On Saturday February 15, at 10 a.m., a large Thai delegation – 45 people – will attend the inauguration of the bronze bust of Kosa Pan, in Brest, at the corner of rue Ducouédic, rue Louis-Pasteur and rue Jean-Moulin (near the cable car station).
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Siam, Kosa Pan landed in the city of Ponant in June 1686, before going to meet Louis XIV at Versailles. A meeting of civilizations which founded the diplomatic relations between France and Thailand. The installation of this commemorative statue aims to celebrate these 333 years of friendship.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorm, sister of the King of Thailand, Rama X, as well as the great monk Somdej Phra Maha Teerajarn, Vice-Patriarch of Thailand, will be on site, accompanied by the ambassadors. After the inauguration, the delegation will go up the rue de Siam, accompanied by Thai music. At 11 a.m., she will be welcomed at Brest town hall for a speech protocol and an exchange of medals and gifts.
In the afternoon, from 13:30 p.m., many activities are planned at Les Capucins to celebrate the event: demonstration and introduction to Thai boxing – in the presence of Brestoise Ielo Siapo Page, world champion in the discipline – at the gouren (Breton wrestling), Breton and Thai dances, or even massages.
Also note: Thursday, February 13, at 19 p.m., the Muay Thai hall of the Plouzané club will be inaugurated by the venerable from Thailand, Hawaii and Switzerland.