Inside This Kwai-Ayutthaya Log
THE ROYAL CELEBRATION

This year marks the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol Aduyadej accession to the throne, while Thailand celebrate Queen Sirikit's birthday on 12th August (the day before we depart).

 

With the royal family highly-revered by the Thais, it's common to see people wearing yellow (symbolized the King) and sky blue (symbolized the Queen) on streets everywhere you go, as the locals celebrate these two occasions.

 

It's a common sight to see huge billboards, flags and etc. that read "LONG LIVE THE KING"

(picture top: this picture is placed at the entrance of Bang Pa-In Palace, Ayutthaya.

The emblem on the left is the King's coat of arms, while the Queen's is the right.)

at NAKHON PATHOM at PHRA PATHOM CHEDI, NAKHON PATHOM at KANCHANABURI
at MBK shopping mall, Bangkok

The Thais don the royal colour to mark the auspicious occasion.

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