4 months Thailand gears for new king’s 3-day coronation Manilatimes |World
BANGKOK: It took $6,400 and a 12-hour drive for the local mayor to pick up the shrine and towering portrait of Thailand’s king which will stand in the center of town — a small part of a massive palace publicity campaign for this weekend’s coronation. “Every government office across the country will do the same,” said Aunchalee Chamchang, the mayor of Thungkhanan, a clutch of villages east of the capital. The new king’s coronation will last three days on May 4 to 6, 2019 and costs 1 billion bahts (P1.4 billion) Portraits of King Maha Vajiralongkorn often dressed in a ... more