Chakri Dynasty Day


At 6 April it is Chakri Dynasty Day, an official holiday so government offices are closed. It celebrates the beginning of the Chakri dynasty by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (King Rama 1) in 1782. This day is officially known as "King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day". It also celebrates the official declaration of Bangkok as capital city of Thailand (Siam). Although it is ceremonial celebrated by the Royal family & government as the present King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ninth King of the Chakri dynasty (King Rama 9), through out in Thailand it is just one of the many national holidays. It is not celebrated like "Fathers day" (5 December the birthday of King Rama 9) or "Mothers day" (12 August the birthday of the Queen).

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!