Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand is also called Piyamaharaj-Day and is celebrated on October 23 as one of Thailand's most respected kings, King Chulalongkorn. King Chulalongkorn founded King Thong at the age of 15 after Mongkut's death. He made significant decisions on Thailand's development under the rule. The most important of these was the elimination of slavery in Thailand. It has played an important role in the modernization of Thailand. He traveled all over the world and had a good relationship with the world's strongest countries like Great Britain, Russia, France. As part of the modernization, the king built railways, postal services.
During the reign of King Chulalongkorn there was no communication system and no means of transport. Horses, oxcarts and elephants were the only means of transport. It has played an important role in the development of communication systems and the development of the transport system. During his trips abroad, he became familiar with Western communication and transport systems, and returned to Thailand to begin implementing them in his home country. He reformed the legislation, established a proper judicial system, and introduced a mandatory military system and improved nation protection. He also encouraged ordinary Thai citizens to send their children abroad to higher education.
King Chulalongkorn ruled forty-two years, transforming Thailand from a small traditional kingdom to a modern nation. He was the only successful monarchy all over the world. His photograph in Thailand is found in every house, which shows that even today the Thai people love and respect their homeland for the path of development and modernization.
Source by Pauline Go