Pattaya-area officials recalled Thailand’s beloved King Rama V on the 105th Chulalongkorn Day.
Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjawattana laid flower garlands on the King Rama V monument Oct 23 for “Somdej Piya Maharaj,” the “King that is loved and respected by his citizens.” Area police, council members, community leaders and local residents attended.
HM King Chulalongkorn was born in 1853, the son of King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Her Majesty Queen Thep Sirinthorn.
Local government officials, police, military and private citizens pay their respects to King Rama V on Chulalongkorn Day.
King Chulalongkorn the Great is beloved of Thai people and considered a truly ‘enlightened’ ruler among historians. He died on October 23, 1910, after the second longest reign in the history of the Thai nation.
He is remembered and loved by the Thai people and the date of his death is commemorated every year. Ceremonies are held, offerings are made to his memory and the entire student body from the university that bears his name perform obeisance before his statue.