King and Queen to tour Bangkok’s Chinatown this evening
Their Majesties the King and Queen will tour Chinatown, or Yaowaraj, this evening and preside over the opening of the Chalerm Phrakiat exhibition, showcasing the biographies and Royal activities of previous monarchs of the Chakri dynasty.
Their Majesties are scheduled to leave the Ampornpaisarn Throne Hall in the Dusit Palace at 4.50pm and head to Trai Mitr Withayaram Temple, to chair the opening of the exhibition.
They will tour the exhibition grounds and watch a documentary featuring the Royal activities of the former kings of the Chakri dynasty in the LED tunnel. Then the Royal couple will visit the Thienfah Foundation Hospital to pay respects to the statue of the Chinese goddess Guan Yin before meeting the people, mostly Thais of Chinese descent, along the Suapa and Charoen Krung roads and at Mangkorn Kamalawas Temple.
To welcome Their Majesties the King and Queen, on the Royal couple’s first visit to his old Chinese community in Bangkok, Yaowaraj Road has been beautifully decorated with lighting, symbolic flags in yellow and blue and cloth banners with the message “Long Live the King” hung across the road.
Mr. Jitti Tangsitpak, chairman of the Thai-Chinese chamber of commerce and chairman of the organizing committee, said that officials are making the final touches to all the decorative arrangements to make sure they are perfect before the Royal visit.