Thailand celebrates the King’s birthday (December 2015)

As you may know, 5th of December is the king’s birthday. This day serves as the nation’s Fathers Day and the celebrations are held throughout the country. Many places in Bangkok are decorated with the lights all the month.

Yesterday I went to Wat Rakang Kositaram, Tha Phra Chan, and Tha Phra Athit. After that I walked pass Khao San Road in order to take the bus back home at Khok Wua Intersection.

This is how the intersection and the area around looks at night during the celebrations. The road that is usually quiet became crowded. Instead of waiting for the bus, I walked straight on the road and took photos.

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Not only Thais but also foreigners also enjoyed taking photos.

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I walked on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road and passed Democracy Monument.


Royal Pavilion Mahajetsadabadin was another area that was crowded with people. From this area, you can see Pom Mahakan and Wat Ratchanatda.


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The lights will be up until January 1st, 2016 from 19.00 to 22.00, and on 5th, 11th, and 31st December, the lights will be up until early morning of the next day. Actually there are some areas that are decorated beautifully, but I have not walked through such as Sanam Luang, Wat Phra Kaew, Chitralada Palace, King Rama V Monument, and so on. If I have a chance to go to those areas during this month, I will take photos and update this blog post.

If you are in Bangkok during these days, you are more than welcomed to join the celebrations!

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