Picapp Pictures of King Chulalongkorn

I was happily surprised that Picapp has some good pictures of Thailand’s King Chulalongkorn – Rama V. Here is a selection:

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circa 1890: Rama V (1853 – 1910), King of Siam from 1868. Known as Chulalongkorn, he abolished slavery and feudal claims, reformed secular society and government on European models, introduced telegraph and railways.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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King Chulalongkorn of Siam (1859 – 1910) , with eleven of his sons. He is said to have had seventy children and eighty wives in all. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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2 Responses to “Picapp Pictures of King Chulalongkorn”

  1. Joe Says:

    dear sir,

    I like your blog, full with pictures, nice and easy to read comments.. however, I would like to correct the part on Rama V, King Chulalongkorn.. as he wasn’t the one depicted in Anna and the King or The King and I, King Mongkut (King Chulalongkorn’s Father) was the depicted character in both movies.. However, it is true that King Chulalongkorn was the one who abolished slavery and feudal claims etc..

    kudos to you!

  2. BKKPhotographer Says:

    Dear Joe,

    Thanks for the correction. I inserted the caption from Picapp and didn’t check it. I’ll delete it – the movie is not allowed in Thailand in any case.

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