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A look at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Standing in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most popular attractions in the capital. It has been the official residence of the Kings of Thailand since the 1700s and covers 2,351,000 square feet. As soon as the palace comes into sight, its opulence is apparent. Real gold decorates the many buildings that include the temple for the Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace is…
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King Vajiralongkorn taken to hospital as bodyguard tests positive for COVID-19

King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand was taken to Bangkok Hospital after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19. The Thai King was taken to the hospital around midnight on the 21st of October and only stayed for about two hours. It is unclear why exactly he was so briefly hospitalised or whether he was tested for COVID-19. King Vajiralongkorn arrived from Germany, where he usually lives…
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Thai Senate backs controversial king

Thailand’s Senate has expressed their support for the kingdom’s controversial monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Senate President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai spoke on Thursday during a special meeting and stressed the need to “protect and uphold this noble…
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Thailand bans gatherings of more than five people in an effort to end anti-monarchy protests following The King's return to the country

The Thai government has announced that gathering of more than five are to be banned in an effort to tackle anti-monarchy protests. Whereas many countries in the world are introducing bans on gatherings to tackle the ongoing public health emergency, the Southeast Asian country is cracking down on those campaigning for democracy and less power for King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The ban has been…
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Thai protestors are risking it all to demand change to the monarchy

Protestors in Thailand are risking it all to demonstrate against the monarchy and current regime. The protests across the country, but particularly in the capital of Bangkok, continue to grow as the dissatisfaction with the status quo intensifies. Thailand is not a country with freedom of speech, especially when it comes to the Thai Royal Family. The nation has stringent lèse majesté laws…
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