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Thailand National Day and the Pink Crowds

In Bangkok, Linh and I noticed how so many Thai were wearing pink tops. By the 5th December, pink-topped people were everywhere, particularly around the National Stadium and so we found out it was in celebration of their King's birthday (King Bhumibol Adulyadej).

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A televised concert was taking place at National Stadium. There were vendors around selling more pink tops and the national flag as both wristbands and mini-flags.

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Other places sold National Day gear too, such as at Chatuchak Market.

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On thing I noticed was that the Thai people really seemed to love their King. I don't get the same feeling back in the UK with regards to the Royal family.

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One of the trendier stores that we visited, Propaganda, sold a line of products with the slogan "I love my King".

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At the Siam Paragon shopping mall, there was a small exhibition of photographs and a book that shoppers could sign to leave a message for the King.

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Around Bangkok, we saw plenty of these displays of the Thai King, no doubt to express congratulations for the event.

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