Monarch’s former home is honored.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand took his first steps, said his first words. Here his father, the prince, cooked meals for fellow Thai students. The family played on the rooftop.
On Sunday 18, there was a ceremony to dedicate a plaque commemorating the king’s time here, from 1926-1928. Buddhist monks will chant and daub the plaque with holy water before Thai dancers perform on the sidewalk in front of the building.