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Happy Birthday to the King of Thailand 2011

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great was born on December 5, 1927 to Prince Mahidol of Songkhla and Mom Sangwan. His Majesty is the ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty and the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Thailand. The King commands great respect not only from Thai people but also from people all over the world, the longest reigning living monarch His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej can be seen in nearly every home in Thailand with many people reserving a a sort of shrine in his honour.

Happy Birthday to the King of Thailand

Today is the Kings 84th birthday and the usual celebrations go on all over the country. It's mandatory that the bars close for the kings birthday so does any place that serves alcohol. Though that doesn't stop most people stocking up for the day before and getting wrecked today.

Bangkok typically has a great fireworks display near the kings residence while in Chiang Mai the big event is at the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek where in the evening they will set of fireworks and there will be a massive crowed of 10's of thousands of people.

It is the Kings birthday and since Thai people call him "father of the land" today is what we would normally call Fathers day in Thailand. So even though it's not fathers day back in your country give your father a call reconnect if necessary and celebrate today along with Thai people.

I think it's great how Thai people show so much affection and love for their King. I couldn't say that I have the same feelings towards the Queen of England even though the respect is there maybe it's because of all the crappy press you hear about her family, maybe things would be different if you could actually say similar things in Thailand about the royal family. For many reasons I like the idea that you can't because look how things have turned out in England with all the scandals in the tabloids treating the royal family like movie stars gone wild it's appalling.

Well with great respect happy birthday King Bhumibol Adulyadej may your health get better and live long to keep an eye over Thai people.

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Chris founded LivingThai.org in 2011 and has received over 3 million visitors. He has lived here for over 10 years and speaks reads and writes very good Thai.

10 Responses to Happy Birthday to the King of Thailand 2011

  1. Ben Johnson December 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Chris, a serious bit of advice for you!! If you really value your freedom, i would remove the photos of the semi naked girls from the bottom of this page!! If any Thais SEE THIS PAGE, this being on the same page as their King, your head will be on a plate!
    Do your yourself a favour, use a bit of common sense and don’t be so disrespectful. Heed my warning before someone sees it!!!!!

    • Chris December 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      Thanks Ben I actually had this in the wrong category that’s why the pictures were showing up.

      • Ben Johnson December 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

        That’s OK….they are really getting strict on these kind of things. Don’t give them any excuses to throw the book at you, especially when you live in Thailand.
        Ben

        • Chris December 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

          Your not wrong there, thanks again mate.

        • Ben Johnson December 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

          And, maybe the middle finger sign alongside him (Learn how to swear….) could be shifted to another page…just in case…Know the one that i mean?
          Ben

        • Chris December 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

          Well I can’t can’t change everything and since the finger is pointed at you i’m sure it’s fine. lol.

        • Ben Johnson December 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

          No problem, live long and prosper….and do tread carefully whilst living here, the ‘big one’ is a very sensitive issue.
          Ben

  2. Jon December 6, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    Nice post on the King and his birthday Chris. I too wish the King Happy Birthday and hope he has many more to come. Speaking about the middle finger picture for your ebook swearing in Thai, whenever I go to your site in class, I have to scroll real fast past the middle finger so none of my students see it. But overall great site you have here!
    Take care,
    Jon

    • Chris December 6, 2011 at 4:45 am #

      I think the overall concensus is I should replace that ad. I’ll do so in the next few days.

      • Jon December 6, 2011 at 8:52 am #

        Its up to you if you want to take off the ad. But for me having to race to scroll down so the students don’t see the middle finger is kind of funny.

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