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The Passing of An Era, The Changing of A Country

The Passing of An Era, The Changing of A Country - Krabi Magazine article

Last October Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol passed away, he was the worlds longest reigning monarch and was loved by Thai people throughout the kingdom, his passing was met with a year long period of mourning by Thai people throughout the kingdom.

With the passing of a king, comes his successor, most times it is his son. For King Bhumibol it was his son Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Maha Vajiralongkorn took his seat in the annuls of Thai history as the 10th king of Thailand on November 12th 2016 taking his seat among the legends of his country and we all wait eagerly to see and understand how he will guide this great and diverse land.

Soon after his coronation Maha Vajiralongkorn announced his planned trip throughout the kingdom to meet with various town and city officials, open new municipal buildings, schools and oversee various infrastructure projects.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Krabi

On December 9th Maha Vajiralongkorn came to Krabi town to open the new city hall.

It was a great and historic day for locals and tourists alike. A day marked with numerous military police officers, black tinted Mercedes Benz, government officials adorned in pearly white uniforms and of course thousands of spectators looking to catch a glimpse of the newly crowned king.