– Chulalongkorn Day

From: DirectRooms
Published: Thu Sep 16 2010

King Chulalongkorn is considered to be one of the greatest kings of Thailand and is recognised for his abolishment of slavery, leading to the creation of the modern Thailand. Chulalongkorn or Piyamaharaj Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the day the king died in 1910.

Thai people believe in the miraculous power and good luck that can be bought on the population during Chulalongkorn Day to all those that pay respect to the old king. Even today, 100 years on, he is still very much remembered and most Thai homes have his picture on their wall and members from all sectors of society lay wreaths at the foot of his many statues throughout the country. The largest collection is usually found at the equestrian statue in Bangkok’s Royal Plaza.

Along with the many statues to King Chulalongkorn, his image can also be found on the back of the 100 baht note and many businesses have his image placed in their shop windows. Not long after his death, Thailand’s first university was founded in 1917 and was named after the king; affectionately called the "Chula" by today’s students.

Thailand has for decades been a popular tourist attraction and the 23rd October is a day when visitors can see the true Thai spirit in action. Those wishing to find hotels in Hua Hin during this time should book early as it proves a popular period for tourists. There are however many places to stay and booking accommodation should not be too difficult.


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