Prachuap Khiri Khan remembers King Rama IX


People throughout Prachuap Khiri Khan paid tribute to the late King Rama IX on the fifth anniversary of his death.

On Wednesday (Oct 13) people of Hua Hin came together to pay tribute to His Majesty King Rama IX.

Wearing yellow shirts, they lit lighting candles and paid homage in front of the portrait of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Hua Hin Railway Station.

Down at Khao Tao Reservoir Project, Mr. Ram Singhasophit, acting for Hua Hin Sheriff, led people in volunteering to help develop the area around the reservoir, while in the evening a candlelight ceremony was held at the reservoir to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, Borommanatbophit.

The Khao Tao Reservoir Project, which was actually initiated by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, Borommanatbophit after he visited the area and saw the hardships of the people in the village of Khao Tao.

His Majesty saw that many people were living in the area but it lacked adequate facilities for water consumption and flood prevention.

King Bhumibol gave the royal property 60,000 baht to the Royal Irrigation Department for the construction of the Khao Tao Reservoir, which was completed in 1963.

The Khao Tao Reservoir can hold 600,000 cubic meters of water and is considered the first  Development Project of the Royal Irrigation Department.

Also on Wednesday officials in Mueang Prachuap District, including Mr. Sathien Charoen Rian, Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, presided over the opening ceremony of an exhibition in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great Borommanatbophit. The exhibition is located on the 1st floor of the City Hall.

In addition, there were many people who volunteered from all sectors to clean up the Chaloem Phrakiat Rama IX Park area in front of the City Hall and also the area around Khao Chong Krachok to create a good image as well as to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand’s first visit to Khao Chong Krachok on June 12, 1958.