A new era: the coronation of King Vajiralongkorn in photos (gallery + video)

Thailand has a new king. At 12:10pm on Saturday May 6, 2019 King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun placed the Great Crown of Victory on his head symbolising he ascension to the throne and title of Phra Vajira Klao Chao Yu Hua, or King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X, heralding a new era for Thailand. King Vajiralongkorn is the […]

For the King: how King Bhumibol’s royal cremation ceremony attained perfection (video)

Channel NewsAsia was able to obtain unprecedented access to some of the key people involved in the royal cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Take a peak behind the scenes as those involved give their all For The King

The funeral of any head of state is a lavish affair. Depending on the country, the pageantry and ceremony can be steeped in traditions centuries old. The royal cremation ceremony last month of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave Thai observers, history buffs, and monarchists the world over a rare glimpse at the ceremony and traditions […]