Happy King Chulalongkorn Day

23 October of every year is a national holiday in Thailand – it is “King Chulalongkorn Day” or, how Thais call it: “Wan Piyamaharaj Day”. It is the memorial day of the passing away of King Chulalongkorn, a.k.a. King Rama V. King Rama V is famous for leading several major reforms in Thailand. Some of those reforms have been in the areas of the educational system, military affairs, State Railway and Slave Liberation – all of this without bloodshed. Who is King Chulalongkorn King Chulalongkorn is the fifth king of Siam under the…

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