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The Monument
of the Three Founders of Kasetsart University

“The Three Musketeers":

Luang Suwan Vajokkasikij, Luang Ingkhasikasikan, and Phra Chuangkasetsinlapakan
Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

The “Three Musketeers" refers to an alias that Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri (Sanan Thep-hatsadin na Ayutthaya) used to call the three of Founders of KU. These three made innumerable contributions within the field of agricultural studies and led efforts to establish Kasetsart University as a leading research institution in Thailand's higher education system. Their vision and pioneering spirit led to the founding of the University of Agriculture and its commitment to excellence in agricultural science research.

“The Three Founders have done great work together. The impact on the country cannot be divided."

The Image Featuring Varuna Riding on the Mythical Naga Serpent

“The symbol of Kasetsart University"

Located at the front of Suwanvajokkasikij Building. The current statue has been raised the base 1.35 meters higher than the previous one and raised the fountain pond 1 meter higher than the previous one for more elegant and outstanding look. The renovation was made using the central income budget and performed the worship ceremony on 16 July 2004.

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Main Auditorium

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KU's Main Auditorium was constructed in 1957, initially for graduation ceremonies. Recently, it was completely renovated, and is often now used for a variety of special events and convocations. For more information please visit

Hexagon Pavilion

The name and shape of the current Hexagon Pavilion retains the original name and design of the former wood building.

The original Hexagon Pavilion was built on the same spot by the Aquaculture and Research Division, Department of Fisheries in 1947, and was first intended primarily as a marketplace, to facilitate the sale of diverse fish breeds. Later, it became a resting place for Kasetsart people traveling by public transportation along the long stretch of Phahon Yothin Road, and later yet, as a parking lot for bicycles.
The new Hexagon Pavilion officially opened on 2 February 1999. It was renovated to showcase the historical documents and memorabilia of Kasetsart owing to the royal grace of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, and a place to hold an exhibition to disseminate information, historic and current, about agriculture and related technologies.

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Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

Chakrabandhu Pensiri Hall

Chakrabandhu Pensiri Hall was built in 1985.

Chakrabandhu Pensiri Hall was built in 1985. It has a seating capacity of about 3,000 seats. Formerly, this building served multiple purposes, primarily for sporting events. At present, it is used for the university's graduation ceremonies or special events held at KU, such as the Promotion of Talents Project, First Steps for the New Generation of Graduates Project, and other activities focused on young students.

Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center Building

This 10-storied building was built in recognition of Kasetsart University's 50th anniversary and opened in 1997.

Later, in 2013, to mark the 70th anniversary of Kasetsart University, a large national flag was affixed to the top of the building At present, this building houses the Office of the President and many other of the university's executive and administrative offices.

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Suwannachat Pool

Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์On 6 May 2005, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great together with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, presided over the opening ceremony of the Suwannachat Pool at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University.

His Majesty was also accompanied by Khun Thong Dang (his beloved dog) to the ceremony. His Majesty the King donated 2,131,351 THB (revenue that came from selling of T-shirts featuring Khun Thong Dang), to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, to help fund the hospital's construction of a therapeutic swimming pool for dogs that suffered from arthritis and neuropathy. His Majesty the King named this swimming pool “Suwannachat Pool"

Suwannachat Pool

Suwannachat Pool is divided into two parts; it has a swimming pool (which measures 15.35 x 3.80 meters, 1.50 meters deep) used by dogs that need exercise, and a physical therapy pool (2.35 x 3.80 meters, 1.50 meters deep). The therapy pool has four bubble nozzles which massage a dog's body and stimulates its nervous system. It pool's therapy makes use of a sophisticated apparatus with harnesses and pulleys, that supports and assists dogs that are disabled and provides therapy to dogs that suffer from a dislocated hip, bone disease, or other forms of paralysis.

Nonsi Trees

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great came to campus and presented the university with nine nonsi trees, which were planted in front of Kasetsart University's Main Auditorium. The beautiful yellow flowers that bloom from the nonsi trees have become a symbol of Kasetsart University. As part of the event, His Majesty the King performed music for the first time at the university on 29 November 1963.

On several subsequent dates, His Majesty the King came to see the nonsi trees on several separate occasions over the following years, and he also often joined in and performed music along with the Aw Saw Band and the Kasetsart University Band.

The Nine Nonsi Trees

Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์To enhance the glory, morale, spirit, and peace of all Kasetsart University students and staff.
The nine nonsi trees have now matured into large, beautiful trees. They have an average diameter of 53 centimeters, average height of 15 meters, and an average canopy area of 123 square meters individually or 1108 square meters collectively. The nonsi trees alive and healthy, enduring harsh weather for many years.
Kasetsart University has taken excellent care of the nine nonsi trees, including performing intricate tree surgery to heal damage to the trees' trunks, which had been caused by a tree disease that unfortunately attacks certain breeds of trees. The goals are to care for and conserve the nine nonsi trees in honor of the Kasetsart University, far into the future.

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Kasetsart University 60th Anniversary Monument

The 60th Anniversary Monument signifies the development of Kasetsart University since it was first established. The elegant symbolism artfully cast into the landmark reflects honor to the university.
The symbolism featured within the structure is described as follows:

The Base

The base of the structure contains images of fertile soil, which is the origin of all vegetation. The large triangle pays homage to the Three Founders of Kasetsart University. Smaller triangles give reference to the faculty and leaders who helped to establish the university and will guide it into the future. The hexagon shape of the pillar base symbolizes the 60th Anniversary of Kasetsart University.

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Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

The Top

The top of the monument is a crystal pyramid that rests on a square base. The crystal catches and reflects the light of evening festivals until the dark of night.

The Pillar

The central pillar features stalks of rice, representing the nutritional vegetation which grows from the soil, with layers of rice sprout, each layer rising toward the golden peak.

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Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์

The Fretwork Pattern (perforated design)

The fretwork's gold colored florae, with ponds and fish plants are meant to honor the origins of Kasetsart University. The lotus patterns are intended as symbols of learning and education.

Time Capsule

The KU Time Capsule has two encased cylinders

Kasetsart University - มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์that contain carefully selected items that evidence the normal aspects of life in Thailand and at the university, existing at the time the capsule was entombed.
Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana graciously permitted Dr. Vijitra Srisaarn to serve as a representative and to preside over the groundbreaking ceremony of “Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn 4th Cycle Birthday Anniversary" Building. As part of the auspicious ceremonies, the participants placed Kasetsart University's Time Capsule into its resting place in a courtyard located in front of the Kasetsart University 60th Anniversary Monument, Bang Khen Campus, on 27 April 2006.

Kasetsart University Time Capsule are actually two stainless-steel cylinders, sized 3 feet in diameter and 4 feet tall. The two cylinders contain items with the following symbolic purposes:

To Cerebrate

Some of the items were placed into one of cylinders in recognition of Kasetsart University moving into its 7th decade, and to specifically mark Kasetsart University 63rd anniversary since it was established in 1943.

To Preserve the Data

To Preserve the Data Many parties were involved in selecting worthy things that accurately reflect the University's mission. The items reference various aspects of KU's past, its present (at the time items were placed into the Time Capsule), and its future goals and plans.

To Inform the Next Generation

The memorabilia is intended to provide testimony to KU's achievement so that later generations will be proud of their university.

Time Capsule Opening Schedule

Two dates have been set to open the KU Time Capsule.

The first time will be 2 February 2042, which will be the 99th Anniversary of the day Kasetsart University was established. The plan is to open the capsule, verify and study the information contained within it, add relevant current information, and to re-seal the capsule.

The second time will be on the 199th Anniversary of the day Kasetsart University was established, 2 February 2142.


For more information, please visit Kasetsart University Hall of History.