Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej – The Greate King
In October 13 2016, we got sorrowful news from Thailand. It said that King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away.
Although I’ve only seen him in pictures or movies, I know how much he was respected by Thai people. I also respected him very much.
If you have ever been to a movie theater in Thailand, you would have watched a short movie while standing before the movie started. In that short movie, we could see King Bhumibol Adulyadej inspecting local Thailand. Sometimes he was on a farm, other times he visited victims of natural disasters.
When I saw his face in those movies every time, I always felt his merciful heart.
I know most Thai people loved him. However, I also think that it might be more correct to say that he loved Thai people more than Thai people loved him.
In November 26 2016, I got a chance to visit to Wat Pra Keaw. There were lots of people gathered there.
Even though it was very hot day, everybody wore black clothes and waited to enter the royal palace to bid farewell to their king.
I thought that sight was enough to show us King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a truly great king.