PHUKET: Thailand commemorates Coronation Day (Wun Chatramongkhon) today, which marks the ascension to the throne of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej on May 5, 1950.
The auspicious date is a public holiday and this year’s commemorations mark the 66th anniversary of His Majesty’s reign.
Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada today gathered officers at Satree Phuket School to pay their respects to HM the King in celebration of Coronation Day.
King Bhumibol is also known as Rama IX. He is the world’s longest-serving head of state and longest-serving monarch in Thai history.
The day is one of merit making at temples around the nation.
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