Chonburi marks 66th Coronation Day

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The 66th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great’s coronation was celebrated in Chonburi in a ceremony led by Gov. Khomsan Ekachai.

Monks chanted and Khomsan placed flowers before a portrait of the King. He was followed by other well-wishers wanting to pay respect to His Majesty at Chalermprakiat Pavilion.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai pays homage to an image of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on the occasion of HM the King’s 66th Coronation Day.

Each year on May 5, the Kingdom of Thailand commemorates the day when, in 1950, the Coronation Ceremony was held for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, the 9th in the Chakri Dynasty (Rama IX).

The elaborate coronation ceremony included all the ancient rituals required for assuming the full title and the nine-tiered umbrella.

HM the King is the longest reigning monarch in the world.