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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.
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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