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Tribute to a Great King

Oct 23. 2018
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By The Nation

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, cabinet ministers, and armed forces chiefs gave alms to 570 Buddhist monks to mark King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day at the Dusit Palace Plaza on Tuesday morning.

The equestrian statue of the late monarch, also known as King Rama V, can be seen in the middle of the plaza. 

Prayut and his entourage also placed floral wreaths in front of the statue to show their deep respect to the king, who in 1905 peacefully abolished slavery in Thailand. 

The prime minister was also to preside over a candlelight ceremony at the Sanam Luang grounds to honour King Rama V.


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