Category Archives: King of Thailand

A Great Statue to Honor a Great Man

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A giant jade stone weighing 175 tons has been uncovered in Myanmar. The stone is 4.3m (14ft) high and 5.8m (19ft) long, and is reportedly worth an estimated $170 million USD. The King of Thailand was a great man and is worthy of great monument and unique monument to celebrate his reign!   Thailand already has the Emerald Buddha which is made out of jade in Bangkok and there would be a pleasant aesthetic congruence between these two statues. A statue of the King of Thailand made out of this giant jade stone would be worthy monument to his 70 year reign and his incredible accomplishments.

The statue could be placed in Hua Hin due to this districts association with the Thai royal family and the need for some upscale cultural tourism outside of Bangkok. The Hua Hin district already has the Rajabhakti Park which has the statues of past Thai kings from the Sukhothai period to the current royal house of Chakri. Rajabhakti Park would be a good location for the new statue since the other statutes provide historical context. There also could be a museum that explains what the King of Thailand accomplished. This museum could be used to educate Thai school children as well as the world.

Myanmar could be offered scholarships to citizens of Myanmar to study in Thai universities equal to the value of the giant jade stone. Myanmar has huge resources but needs an educated work force to use these resources effectively. This act would solidify the friendship between Myanmar and Thailand.

China probably has the best jade sculptors in the world. Perhaps the design and carving of the giant jade stone could be a joint project between China and Thailand. An incredible monument to the enduring friendship between the Thai and Chinese people. The fact that the statue would also draw Chinese tourists to travel further afield than Bangkok would also be an advantage.

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I Love the King!

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The King of Thailand – Eight Areas of Accomplishment

King of Thailand Eight Areas of Accomplishment

This article was published on December 5th 2015 which is the 88th Birthday of the King of Thailand.  The King of Thailand has accomplished great things in eight areas, organized alphabetically, including (1) art, (2) economic development, (3) history, (4) international recognition (5) length of service, (6) national unification, (7) philosophy and (8) science:

1) The King is a man of many skills in the arts, including jazz, musical composition, and writing.

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2) The royal development projects have helped countless Thais economically in many areas including crop substitution, distance learning, drought and flood alleviation, farming, irrigation, and public health.

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3) The King of Thailand is the main reason that Thailand historically has been stable while communist strife cursed its neighbors including Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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4) The King has received international recognition. The King has been given over 30 foreign honors, over 40 international awards and over 30 international academic degrees.

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5) King Bhumibol Adulyadej has served the Thai nation tirelessly and unselfishly since 1946. The Kling of Thailand is the world’s longest-serving head of state.

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6) The King of Thailand has been a symbol and touchstone of Thailand that has created a nation that is united. As a symbol of unity, the King has protected Thailand from external enemies and internal strife!

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7) The King is a philosopher that has promoted the idea of a sufficiency economy. In an era of mindless and ecologically destructive consumerism, the promotion of a sufficiency economy is a welcome choice for national development. The Thai people love their King in a way that I think is difficult for foreigners to understand.

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8) The King is also skilled in the sciences and has numerous patents including patents for rain making.

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Best Wishes to His Majesty the King of Thailand on his 85th Birthday!

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