On the 13th of October 2016, Thailand and the world lost a great man, Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thailand is currently in the midst of a 1 month mourning period after the kings passing. Feeling sorrow and remorse since the passing of the great
Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth monarch in the Chakri Dynasty, Thai’s throughout the kingdom are taking in the passing of the crown to the successor Maha Vajiralongkorn.
He was the worlds longest serving monarch, holding the crown for the past 70 years. Loved by both young and old from all parts of Thailand, he was a man of principle, he had a great love for his people and showed this in his actions. This love for Thai people can be seen by his actions since his assenting to power in June 1946. Since his coronation he has implementing a number of projects throughout the kingdom to improve the lives of Thai people, Primarily his projects revolve around farming and agricultural practices but also he has done much to develop arts and sciences as well.
Bhumibol Adulyadej’s picture adorned the walls of nearly every Thai house across the country. You could see photos of him and his wife on bridges, schools, businesses, banks, really everywhere one looks in Thailand there is a good chance you might catch a glimpse of his face. His belief for the development of his country started with the infrastructure; roads, farms, food etc. So this was the first of the many projects throughout Thailand which he focused his energy developing and helping to benefit. He sponsored growing strawberries, pumpkins, coffee and many more crops in Ching Mai. He sponsored growing rubber and palm throughout the south of Thailand. He also helped usher in Tourism to the kingdom by helping build roads, airports, hospitals, temples and many other necessary places to host people from around the globe.
His influence was far and wide as and his history will be of nothing short. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a man for his people, a man who wanted to see his people grow and his nation become great. His success is evident as Thailand has one of South East Asia’s bustling economies, from tourism to manufacturing and everything in between Thailand is growing in leaps and bounds, much of this success is due to the programs and initiatives set in place by the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The world was aware of his passing as all major media networks broke the news to their respective countries only shortly after his passing. He was a sort of diplomat for Thailand meeting with worlds leaders from Russia, China, America and many other countries.
If you would like to show your respect for his passing please do so by not wearing brightly color clothes, preferably black if you have them. Also drinking in public and making lied gestures and faces is also not recommended.