Events in Bangkok are plentiful in this big city and in the country of Thailand. Bangkok stretches for many miles/kilometers and is home to millions of Thailand’s people. You can find almost anything you want here but tonight, December 5th, its the Thai King Birthday Celebration and is one of Thailand’s most famous and fun holidays. Thailand knows how to celebrate the King of Thailand’s Birthday! The majesty of Thailand’s is now 88 years old.
Update: The King has Died (Oct. 2016) after this article was written. My belief is that his birthday will still be honored but in a different way….time will tell.
Trees with Lights During the Thai King Birthday
What is amazing is that the lights were on seemed like hundreds of trees lining the busy roads here. These photos will only give you a small idea of the magnatude of lights here. There are a lot of events in Thailand but this is one of the biggest.
Last year (2014) the King of Thailand Birthday Celebration was different because the King was in the hospital. The people of Thailand love their King, and if he is sick, the population of Thailand is not joyful either. This year it’s different, everyone is celebrating because the King is out on the town celebrating too.
The video below is short but you can see lots of traffic, people and lights for the King-of-Thailand-Birthday-Celebration.
People are everywhere and so are the lights which are strung up on street lamps, light posts, trees, anything standing. Thai’s are selling street food and T-shirts.
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