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The King’s Birthday in Thailand Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Today marks a somber occasion in Thailand, as people continue to grieve over the loss of their beloved King on what would have been his 89th birthday. The official period of mourning will last an entire year – a sign of just how loved King Bhumibol was by his people. Let’s learn a bit about how…

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Remembering King Bhumibol Posted by on Nov 3, 2016

The beloved King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช), recently passed away at age 88. Also known as Rama IX for being the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, he was highly revered by the Thai people. He was the world’s longest-serving head of state and longest-reigning Thai monarch, having served just over 70 years. The official…

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An Intro to Thai Language and Culture Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Thailand is a beautiful country that has been drawing tourists by the millions for decades. Whether it’s the sandy beaches of the many islands, the jungles of the north, the ancient ruins of former capitals, or the excitement of Bangkok, Thailand has something to offer every type of traveler. If you’re planning a trip to…

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Coronation Day in Thailand Posted by on May 5, 2015

Today is Coronation Day (วันฉัตรมงคล – wan chàt-mong-kon) in Thailand, a public holiday that commemorates the day current King Bhumibol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช) had his coronation ceremony back in 1950. This came four years after he was crowned as the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty when his elder brother died. On that day 65 years…

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Politeness in Thai Culture Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

Politeness is a very important part of Thai culture, but of course there are differences between the Thai and Western ways of being polite. While the people in Thailand are generally quite friendly and understanding – which is not surprising considering tourism is the biggest industry in the country – a little politeness goes a…

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Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand Posted by on Oct 24, 2014

Rama V Statue in Bangkok

Yesterday (October 23rd) was a national holiday in Thailand. This day commemorates Chulalongkorn, the fifth monarch of Siam from the House of Chakri. Also known as Rama V and considered one of the country’s greatest kings, he passed away on this day in 1910. Although he was just 57 at the time of his death…

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