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Tuesday, October 23 2018

In honour of a great king.

Celebrated annually on October 23, the day dedicated to King Chulalongkorn commemorates the anniversary of the death of a major figure in Thai history.

Also known as King Rama V, King Chulalongkorn was the author of numerous reforms and a great political modernisation of the country in the late nineteenth century. His reign was long and was intrinsically associated with the entry of Thailand into the modern age.

Well educated and driven by the study of Western governments, King Chulalongkorn helped his country and his people pass through critical stages: the abolition of slavery, advent of the railroads, establishing a postal service, not to mention the many advances in the fields of education and health.

More symbolically, the abolition of prostration before the king showed his desire to make the population an autonomous and less servile people.

The anniversary of his death is commemmorated throughout the country.

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 :
- Tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00

Royal Plaza - King Rama V Monument
Uthong Nai Alley, Dusit District
10100 Bangkok

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