Since Lanna International School was on break during one of the most
important Thai holidays of the year, Chulalongkorn Day, displays have been
put up around the school reminding the students of all countries about one
of Thailand’s most remarkable and beloved kings.
International School students look over the displays featuring the history
and life of King Chulalongkorn.
One board displayed artwork and stories by the students in the Thai
elementary classes. In the library, another displayed photos and a
description of the life of Chulalongkorn in Thai language. A remarkable
presentation was put into hallway glass display cases that featured many
items related to the beloved King. These included statues, busts, photos,
The rarest item of all of was an actual autograph of Chulalongkorn signed on
a receipt thanking a donor for a contribution to the restoration of the
Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Genuine autographs of his are extremely rare
outside of government archives and some private collections.
All of these displays truly made the spirit, accomplishments and greatness
of the well loved King come much more alive not only for the Thai students
at Lanna but also peaked a lot of interest and excitement among the other
international students and staff.
Lanna demonstrated its pride and sincere appreciation of its cultural
heritage in dynamic and interesting ways this year.