The King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth of the Chakri dynasty, is revered for his intelligence, his worldview and for his attention to the population. The King is one of symbols of the cultural identity of Thailand, and he is considered as the supreme guardian of the religion : the Buddhism. For Thai people, welfare and tranquility of the nation depends largely on the morality of the king, who is committed to promote public well being, both material and spiritual.
June 9, 1996, Thailand celebrated the 50th anniversary of the accession to the throne of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej. After virtuously ruled for half a century, he is the monarch who had the longest reign in the world.
The Royal family
The King was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 5, 1927. Married to the Queen Sirikit, King Bhumibol is the father of four children. Like him, all members of the Royal Family represent high functions in the interest and well-being of the Thai people.
The “King of work”
Known by many as the “King’s work,” The king used to travel across the country: from the most remote rural areas to large areas of Thailand in order to develop territorial actions to help people overcome their difficulties . Throughout his reign, the King has launched numerous projects financed by private funds: to help cure diseases, promote better rural economy, and also to preserve and protect the natural environment of Thailand.