Projects on Disease-Free Farmers and Mass Ordination in Celebration of His Majesty the King’s 84th Birthday

Two projects will be launched as a tribute to His Majesty the King on the occasion of His Majesty’s 84th birthday celebrations in 2011.

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Five Professors Named Recipients of the 2010 Prince Mahidol Award

Five professors from the United Kingdom and the United States have been declared the recipients of the 2010 Prince Mahidol Award. The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under Royal Patronage held a press conference on 11 November 2010 to announce winners of the Award for 2010 at the Prince Mahidol Museum, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, in Bangkok

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Visiting Trat and Chanthaburi in Memory of King Rama V

One of the best-known monarchs in Thai history, King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V), died over 100 years ago. On the occasion of the centenary of the demise of the great monarch, the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) organized a press tour of the eastern provinces of Trat and Chanthaburi to observe historical sites in connection with the King. The press tour took place on 18 and 19 October 2010, with local historians giving press briefings.

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Phaya Thai Palace: A Royal Residence of King Chulalongkorn

If you look through a white iron fence along Bangkok’s Ratchawithi Road, next to Phra Mongkutklao Hospital, you will see a group of buildings with red dome-shaped roofs. To the right is a green building with delicately carved designs. This group of buildings is known as Phaya Thai Palace.

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King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day Marking the Death Anniversary of a Great Monarch

October 23 each year is a significant day in Thailand, observed as King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day. Thai people from all walks of life gather at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok to lay wreaths and flowers to pay homage to the equestrian statue of King Chulalongkorn on this occasion.

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Vimanmek Museum in Remembrance of King Chulalongkorn

Since the year 2010 marks the centenary of the demise of King Chulalongkorn the Great, or Rama V, the Thai government has organized several activities in honor of the King. In order to know more about him, it is suggested that people visit Vimanmek Museum, one of Bangkok’s “must-see” cultural attractions, with many exhibits that have connections with King Chulalongkorn.

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King Chulalongkorn’s Visit to India: A Diplomatic Mission of Great Importance

King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) was the first Thai king to travel abroad in order to create good understanding with world leaders. During his first overseas trip to Europe in 1897, he met the leaders of Europe’s big powers to ensure Siam’s sovereignty. In 1871, the King visited India, which was his second overseas trip after Singapore in 1870.

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King Chulalongkorn’s Life-long Work for the Betterment of Thai People

The public and private sectors are joining hands in organizing activities to commemorate the centenary of the demise of King Chulalongkorn the Great, Rama V. The commemoration is meant to pay tribute to the great monarch, whose life-long work was for the betterment of his people’s lives and the progress of the country.

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King Chulalongkorn: The First Thai King to Travel Abroad

The year 2010 marks the centenary of the demise of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, who contributed greatly to the progress of Thailand in modern Thai history.

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King Chulalongkorn, a Visionary Monarch in Thai History

The public is invited to join several activities, to be held in Bangkok and the provinces from 22 to 25 October 2010, to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of King Chulalongkorn. The event is officially called the “Centenary of the Demise of King Rama V.”



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