Red Cross Fair (2002)


Phra Phanwassah Building and Queen Sawang Watthana's Housing Resort built on stilts in the sea


 Issue Name:

Red Cross Fair 2002

 Thai Issue Name:

งานกาชาด 2545

 Issue Date:



To commemorate the Thai Red Cross Fair 2002

 Catalogue Number:



4 Baht

 Unused Value:

7 Baht

 Used Value:

4 Baht

 Thailex Collection:

Unused stamp


27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

1,000,000 pieces


Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


The Phra Phanwassah Building at today's Somdet Phra Boromma Racha Thewih Na Sri Racha (สมเด็จพระบรมราชเทวี ณ ศรีราชา) Hospital in Chonburi Province, which is named after Queen Sawang Watthana, a consort of King Chulalongkorn, who was also known as Phra Phanwassah Ayyikah Chao (พระพันวัสสาอัยยิกาเจ้า). In the background is the Queen's Housing Resort (fig.), built on stilts in the sea, and known in Thai as Reuan Nai Thalae (เรือนในทะเล), i.e. ‘Dwelling in the Sea’. The loss of several of her children in a short period of time was so devastating to the Queen and her grief was so intense, that her health began to deteriorate. Hence, the King permitted her to move away from the capital and stay at the seaside town of Sri Racha, in order to recuperate. Here, she soon realised the need for hospitals and doctors, and consequently had the hospital built, of which construction was finished in 1902.

 Related Link:

Thai Red Cross Society, Chao, Somdet, Phra, Borom, Racha, Chonburi, Sawang Watthana, Sri Savarindira, Chulalongkorn, Rama V, Siriraj Hospital.