CityNews – Huay Tung Tao Reservoir has spent around 170,000 baht on building another straw King Kong statue.
Earlier this year in June 2018, the Huay Tung Tao Reservoir Tourism Promotion Office spent 70,000 baht on building a King Kong statue from wood and straw to attract tourists.
The new six-metre tall King Kong statue will stand next to the old one, and is two metres taller. It is designed to allow people to climb up and sit on its hand.
The office has put aside 174,000 baht for its construction, more than double that of the initial King Kong statue. They said that the King Kong statues symbolize abundant nature in the area.
According to the office, the statue erected in June brought over 10,000 more people to the reservoir since its completion.