Did you know that there lived an Indian princess who travelled across borders and became the Queen there? This is the fairy tale story of Princess Suriratna of Ayodhya. The Indian princess travelled overseas and married King Kim Suro of Korea and later became Queen Heo Hwang-ok. This is the story of 48AD, around 2000 years ago. And now India will be home to the ‘Queen Heo Memorial Park’ very soon in the month of October.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath To Inaugurate Queen Heo Memorial Park
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the ‘Queen Heo Memorial Park’ during the auspicious celebrations of Diwali on 23 October 2022. Very high-level delegates from South Korea will be present at the inauguration on Diwali eve. The UP Chief Minister and Kim Jong-sook, the then first lady of South Korea set the foundation stone of the memorial of the Queen Heo Hwang-ok during the Deepotsav celebrations in 2018.
CM Yogi to inaugurate Queen Heo Memorial Park during Deepotsav
Spread over 2000 sqm along the Saryu bank, park was developed with a cost of ₹21 Cr
Shilanyas of this park was done in 2018 jointly by CM Yogi & then first lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook pic.twitter.com/6GV71ejRQ0
— The Uttar Pradesh Index (@theupindex) September 5, 2022
All You Need To Know About The New Tourist Attraction Of Ayodhya
- The Queen Heo Memorial Park is situated in Ram Katha Park near the Sarayu River ghats in Ayodhya.
- The construction of this memorial cost a budget of around ₹21 crores.
- This park will commemorate the Queen’s legacy, her roots, and her journey from Ayodhya to Korea.
- R.P. Yadav, the regional tourism officer shared that the date of inauguration of the memorial is the Deepotsav celebrations.
- There will be a statue of Queen Heo Hwang-ok in the southeast corner of the Park and a statue of King Kim Suro in the northeast corner.
- Also, there will be a pond with a foot overbridge.
- Some experts often shared that she found a golden egg during her sea journey to Korea. So, the Park will also feature an egg made of granite.
- The government of South Korea has also worked in the process of beautifying the Memorial park and constructing the King and Queen pavilions.