Today in History / On This Day - May 5th. 1950 - Bhumibol was crowned King of Thailand

On May 5th. 1950, Bhumibol was crowned King of Thailand at the
Royal Palace in Bangkok.

Source Picture:Wikipedia

Bhumibol said:

"That he would reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the 
Siamese People".

On the same day Bhumibol 's consort, Mom Rajawongse Sirikit, was crowned
Queen of Thailand.

The date of this coronation, on May 5th., is celebrated as Coronation Day in

It also is a Public Holiday.

Own pictures of the Royal Palace of Thailand in Bangkok, taken with a 
disposable camera.

The construction of this Royal Palace started on May 6th. 1782 at the 
order of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I).  

Bangkok Royal Palace Thailand

Bangkok Royal Palace Thailand

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