Chulalongkorn Day



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Wreath stands - October 22, 2006
Above and below: Wreath stands ready for the public and businesses to place wreaths on Chulalongkorn Day.
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Almost like being there: Chulalongkorn Day 2005 - October 24, 2005

Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand on October 23 celebrates King Rama V (1853-1910). A statue of the king on horseback stands in the Royal Plaza in front of the old parliament building in downtown Bangkok. On Chulalongkorn Day, wreaths are placed around the statue and candles are lit to honor the monarch.

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Also: KING CHULALONGKORN DAY: A TALE OF TWO WILY MONARCHS - The Nation, October 23, 2005
Last year:
Thais nationwide lay wreaths in memory of ''Phra Piya Maharaj'' - TNA, October 23, 2004
Thai people from all walks of life on Saturday joint a nationwide celebration to commemorate one of the country's great Kings, King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V the Great, who abolished slavery system and reformed the country.
Tens of thousands of civil servants, state enterprise workers, students, businesspersons and the general public took part in a ceremony today in Bangkok to lay wreaths in the memory of the late beloved King at his status at the Royal Plaza.
King Chulalongkorn or 'Phra Piya Maharaj' has been regarded as one of Thailand's great Kings, as he established the civil service and introduced schools, railways, roads, hospitals to the country, and also built the nation's first postal office.



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Above: Wreaths placed in honor of the king from various organizations including the police, military, and the ruling TRT party (the backwards 'N' at the lower left).


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Above: More wreaths and the dome of the parliament building in the background.


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