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Hua Hin: Preparation Underway For HM The King’s Royal Audience 05 May 2014

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Hua Hin: Preparation Underway For HM The King’s Royal Audience 05 May 2014

Hua Hin:-- Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor Veera Sriwattanatrakul has inspected preparations and the area where His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will grant a special audience on Coronation Day, May 5th at Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin.

The audience to the royal family and civil servants is set for 10am at Rajpracha Samakhom Pavilion inside the Klai Kangwon Palace grounds.

The Hua Hin municipality is preparing for the event as many people are expected to gather.

Flags, lights and images of His Majesty the King have been put in place along Phetkasem Road.

His Majesty the King’s motorcade will leave Piemsuk Palace for the pavilion inside the palace via Phetkasem Road to give all Thais a chance to greet His Majesty.

This is the same route that was used for the audience on His Majesty the King’s birthday on December 5th last year, said the governor. The event will be broadcast live on national television.

Twelve large LED screens will be installed on Phetkasem Road near the palace for well-wishers to watch the audience live.

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-- Hua Hin Today 2015-05-03

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Special Report: HM the King to grant public audience on Coronation Day

HUA HIN: -- His Majesty the King will grant a public audience to members of the Royal Family and government officials on the occasion of Coronation Day, 5 May.

The public audience will take place at Rajapracha Samakhom Pavilion, Klai Kangwol Palace in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, at about 10:00 a.m. on 5 May 2014.

Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor Veera Sriwatanatrakul said that preparations are now underway for this special occasion. The Television Pool of Thailand will broadcast the ceremony live to mark the royal coronation anniversary. A total of 12 large LCD screens will be installed on Phetchakasem Road near the palace for well-wishers to watch the audience live.

The landscape around the Klai Kangwol Palace has been improved, with light decorations along both sides of Phetchakasem Road, from Hua Hin Airport to the Hua Hin Municipality Market. Flags and portraits of His Majesty the King are also displayed.

Medical teams, water, and snacks will also be prepared for well-wishers, while security checks will be conducted from the afternoon of 4 May. Parking lots have also been prepared to provide convenience for people travelling to Hua Hin for this occasion.

On the occasion of his 86th birthday anniversary on 5 December 2013, His Majesty will grant an audience to members of the Royal Family and government officials at Rajapracha Samakhom Pavilion within the Klai Kangwol Palace.

On the fifth of May each year, Thailand celebrates Coronation Day, which marks the coronation anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It is a public holiday in Thailand. His Majesty had a royal coronation ceremony performed in the Grand Palace on 5 May 1950, four years after he actually assumed his kingship in 1946.

After he became King Rama IX in 1946, His Majesty returned to Switzerland to resume his studies at the University of Lausanne. He returned to Thailand in 1950, when the royal coronation ceremony was performed.

By tradition, the royal coronation ceremony signifies the official recognition of the ruling monarch by the entire society. A monarch who has not performed the royal coronation ceremony is regarded as an uncrowned king, referred to by his original name, adding “in charge of the reign,” and accorded a seven-tiered royal umbrella, not the full-honor nine-tiered one. An order from the monarch cannot be called a royal command until a royal coronation ceremony is performed in accordance with ancient royal tradition.

Significantly, at the traditional coronation ceremony on 5 May 1950, His Majesty pronounced the traditional Oath of Accession: “We shall reign with righteousness for the benefits and happiness of the Siamese people.”

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Prachuap Khiri Khan Governor asks for cooperation from people who wish to greet HM on Coronation Day, May 5th

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 3 May 2014 (NNT) – The Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan has asked for cooperation from people wishing to greet His Majesty the King on Coronation Day, 5th May 2014, asking them not to express any political opinions and to pay careful attention to the elderly due to the hot weather.

The Governor, Veera Sriwattanatrakul, reveals that the province has set up decorative lighting on both sides of Petchkasem road, from Golden Place to Klai Kangwon Palace, a total distance of 800 meters. Candles and white raindrop light bulbs decorate the road. Many tourists are stopping to take photographs in front of Klai Kangwon palace and enjoy the beautiful lighting!

Army officials and police officers have already tightened their security measures, including searching for weapons, and other prohibited goods. In addition people shouldn't express a political opinion while waiting to greet His Majesty.

The governor added that due to the hot weather, the elderly and hospital patients should be closely monitored. Prachuap Khiri Khan Health office has arranged 80 mobile medical teams to assist people as required. Everyone at the Coronation Day celebration should wear yellow.

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Monday is Coronation Day - Long Live the King
Alasdair Forbes

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Much of the Coronation Day ceremony takes place in the Phra Tinang Amarin Winichai Throne Room, part of the Phra Maha Monthien group of buildings, built by King Rama II at the Grand Palace. Photo Gisling

On Monday (May 5) Thailand will mark the 64th anniversary of the coronation of the country’s much-revered monarch, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX the Great.

Coronation Day – Wan Chatr Mongkol – will be a public holiday, and government offices will be closed.

King Bhumibol became monarch after the untimely death on June 9, 1946, of his elder brother King Ananda Mahidol, Rama VIII.

King Bhumibol, then 18 years old, was studying in Switzerland and, after a brief visit to Thailand for the royal funeral he returned there to study political science and law in order to prepare himself for his new role as Thailand’s monarch.

On May 5, 1950, the coronation took place, with His Majesty vowing, “We will reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people,” a pledge he has carried out throughout his reign, earning the admiration and love of his people.

The King has been a central pillar of Thai society, standing in contrast to the turbulent politics of the country that continue to this day.

In Bangkok, three days of solemn ceremonies to mark the anniversary started today (May 3), involving monks, government figures and the Thai military, watched when possible by ordinary citizens, who wait on roads to the Grand Palace for a glimpse of their monarch and members of the royal family passing by.

There will be no official ban on sales of alcohol tomorrow, but many citizens will show their respect for His Majesty by visiting statues of The King with garlands.

Source: http://www.thephuketnews.com/monday-is-coronation-day-long-live-the-king-46087.php

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-- Phuket News 2014-05-04

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Thais gather in Hua Hin to welcome King on Coronation Day

BANGKOK 4 May 2014 (NNT) — People from all corners of Thailand are gathering together in Hua Hin now in Prachuab Khirikhan Province to mark Coronation Day, which is tomorrow (May 5).

They are wearing yellow shirts, holding pictures of the king and sitting along Petchkasem Road amid high humidity and serious heat in order to welcome His Majesty the King tomorrow.

Some of the well-wishers said they were afraid that they would not find seats tomorrow so they have come today and have brought along small mosquito nets.

Meanwhile, the traffic in Hua Hin has been running smoothly, although Petchakasem Road in front of Klaikangwon Palace will be closed from 03:00 p.m. onwards.

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Long live The King!

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I would expect nothing buy positive posts to this subject...since it is against the law to do otherwise...

No. Anyone who does not have anything positive to say; should skip this thread, it`s that simple.

We love the King and Thailand.

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I would expect nothing buy positive posts to this subject...since it is against the law to do otherwise...

No. Anyone who does not have anything positive to say; should skip this thread, it`s that simple.

We love the King and Thailand.

The truth hurts the most...for those in constant denial...free speech...is as yet...unacceptable...

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are people in this thread saying things to try to make themselves look as 'good citizens' as some sort of 'safety net' in case anyone every happens to question their beliefs ?

The consequences of 'in case', may be more serious than a mere questioning of beliefs.

However, as Coronation Day celebrates the crowning of the King, what else would you have the people say?

Save it for another day.

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Does anyone know what time the celebration will end tomorrow? We are staying in Hua Hin this weekend heading back to Bangkok tomorrow & wondering what time is best to leave? Trying to avoid getting stuck in all the traffic leave after coronation day.

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Hi,

I'm not sure when the festivities end.

I have 2 friends going back to the city as well. I was told from a lady who works at Tesco that about where Hua Hin Hospital is, the main road (Phetkasem) will be open. (From there and north)

So judging by the map, thats about Soi 10. To get there, while avoiding the main road, most likely be redirected (by police/soldiers) to west side along "Canal Road". That's the road that runs parallel to Phetkasem, just after you cross the railroad tracks.

As for where the minivans will be and wait, I don't exactly know. Hoping the main location near the Hua Hin market (~Soi 72-74) will be accessible, albeit busy with all the re-routed traffic.

Good luck and have a safe trip.

Does anyone know what time the celebration will end tomorrow? We are staying in Hua Hin this weekend heading back to Bangkok tomorrow & wondering what time is best to leave? Trying to avoid getting stuck in all the traffic leave after coronation day.

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