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Golden Royal Jubilee   06-1996  
   
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 Description:        King Rama IX celebrated his golden jubilee on 9 June 1996, having acceded to the throne in 1946. He was Thailand's longest-reigning monarch.
The largest faceted diamond in the world, known as the Golden Jubilee Diamond, was purchased as a gift for the King on the 50th anniversary of his coronation by Thai businessmen. Currently, the diamond is located in the Royal Thai Palace as part of the crown jewels.
In 1996, Banharn Silpa-archa, the Prime Minister, and the Thai people celebrated the King with a large celebration, lasting several days.

 
 Province   Bangkok  Direction:      
 District   Phra Nakhon     
 City   Sanam Luang  Comments:      Official Web:    
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 Entry fee   Free     Coordinates:    13.755 N   100.493 E  
                     
                     
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