Huay Tung Tao to get third straw King Kong statue

Third time’s the charm for attracting tourists to the Huay Tung Tao Reservoir with plans to build a third King Kong statue to accompany the two existing King Kongs at the site.

The third King Kong statue will be eight meters high, taller than the existing statues and will be a father King Kong to accompany the existing mother and child King Kongs.

250,000 baht has been raised through donations for its construction.

Since opening earlier this year, the King Kongs have become a popular tourist attraction for locals with hundreds flocking to the site every weekend to take pictures of the statues and naturally selfies as well.

Construction, weather permitting, will start shortly and will take an estimated seven days to complete.

A naming competition for the new King Kong is also open with a prize of 7,000 baht on offer.