It was a year of regal splendour as Grand Celebrations were held throughout the Kingdom of Thailand to honour His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth ruler of the Royal House of Chakri, the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history and the world’s longest reigning, living monarch, too.
While the ceremonial role of the Thai King characterised by pomp and regal splendour is the most conspicuous, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej wears many hats and is a diligent and dedicated ‘working king’ in every sense of the word.
Throughout the 60 years of his illustrious reign, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has touched the lives of the Thai people in a myriad ways. Through His Majesty's interest and life’s work in sustainable development, King Bhumibol has brought much progress and happiness to the country and the people as a whole.
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To honour our beloved king, the Kingdom of Thailand hosted a year-long Grand Festival of Events nationwide, the 2006 Thailand Grand Invitation, to share our magnificent culture with all our visitors.
Thailand is renowned for its ability to stage spectacular events and splendid festivals. As part of the celebrations, many activities were held throughout the country.