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Two of the hundreds of monks with their bowls sit in the Tha Pae gate area to celebrate the King's Birthday

December 5 is the birthday of Rama 9.. The King is much revered throughout Thailand, something that is probably unique in the world today.

All Thais celebrate his birthday and government buildings, private homes, businesses and the palace are all illuminated specially for the occasion.

After this early morning ceremony, the monks will walk down the main street leading to the gate from the west to receive alms from hundreds of people.

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Additional Photos by John Brown (zips) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 409 W: 6 N: 508] (1958)
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