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Bhumibol Adulyadej is the current King of Thailand. He is known as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history. He is the wealthiest man in Thailand and the world's wealthiest royal.

Bhumibol is a painter, musician, photographer, author and translator. His book Phra Mahachanok is based on a traditional Jataka story of Buddhist scripture. The Story of Thong Daeng is the story of his dog Thong Daeng. Bhumibol is an accomplished jazz musician and composer, particularly for his works on the alto saxophone. He was the first Asian composer awarded honorary membership of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna at the age of 32. He used to play jazz music on air on the Or Sor radio station. In his travels, he has played with such jazz legends as Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. His songs can often be heard at social gatherings and concerts. In 2003, the University of North Texas College of Music awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Music. Bhumibol is an accomplished sailor and sailboat designer.
Although Bhumibol is held in great respect by many Thais, he is also protected by l鑣e majest laws which allow critics to be jailed for three to fifteen years. Acts deemed insulting to Bhumibol's image are also criminal offences in Thailand. Amnesty International considers anyone jailed for insulting Bhumibol to be a political prisoner. (after Wiki)

When we came to Bangkok for one day, there were the celebrations of the King's Birthday. Everywhere there were big portraits of the King and a lot of people celebrated the event. I like most these colourful women.

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