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1000 Baht 2017, Thailand

in Krause book Number: 134
Years of issue: 2017
Signatures: Finance Minister of Thailand: Apisak Tantivorawong (in office August 2015 - July 2019)Governor of the Bank of Thailand: Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob (in office 1 October 2015 - 30 September 2020)
Serie: King Bhumibol in Different Ages
Specimen of: 2017
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 162 х 72
Printer: Note printing Works, Banknote management group, Bank of Thailand

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1000 Baht 2017




HM The King Rama IX. Denomination.


1000 Baht 2017


King Rama IX in the Royal House of Chakri gown.

Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; (Sanskrit: bhūmi·bala atulya·teja - "might of the land, unparalleled brilliance"); 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987 (officially conferred by King Vajiralongkorn in 2019), was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri dynasty, titled Rama IX. Reigning since 9 June 1946, he was the world's longest-reigning current head of state from the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989 until his own death in 2016, and is the third-longest verified reigning sovereign monarch in world history after King Louis XIV and Queen Elizabeth II, reigning for 70 years and 126 days. During his reign, he was served by a total of 30 prime ministers beginning with Pridi Banomyong and ending with Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Forbes estimated Bhumibol's fortune – including property and investments managed by the Crown Property Bureau, a body that is neither private nor government-owned (assets managed by the Bureau were owned by the crown as an institution, not by the monarch as an individual) – to be US$30 billion in 2010, and he headed the magazine's list of the "world's richest royals" from 2008 to 2013. In May 2014, Bhumibol's wealth was again listed as US$30 billion.

After a period of deteriorating health which left him hospitalized on several occasions, Bhumibol died on 13 October 2016 in Siriraj Hospital. He was highly revered by the people in Thailand – some saw him as close to divine. Notable political activists and Thai citizens who criticized the king or the institution of monarchy were often forced into exile or to suffer frequent imprisonments, yet many cases were dropped before being proceeded or were eventually given royal pardon. His cremation was held on 26 October 2017 at the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang. His son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, succeeded him as King.

The Monogram of HM The King Rama IX is on foil part, above denomination 1000 (right side).

Each of the members of royal family has its own symbolic color and monogram. Thus, even just seeing the monogram it is possible to determine, without any photos, who personally present at the event.

As a part of monogram of King is the Great Crown of Victory, the most important royal regalia and a symbol of royal power. The royal crown is of a traditional Siamese conical shape. Its top symbolizes the authority of the king in heaven and its base his caring for his people on earth. The crown is 66 cm. high.

In top is the national emblem of Thailand - Garuda.

Rafflesia kerrii

At the bottom are the flowers of Rafflesia kerrii.


Bottom, right, on foil part is a Cosmos flower, который в различных подвидах распространены в Таиланде.


1000 Baht 2017

The 2017 Bank of Thailand Commemorative Series is one year after the death of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

On banknote is the last decade of the King.


The King Bhumibol Adulyadej.


On left side - The King Bhumibol Adulyadej and The Queen Sirikit on the balcony of the The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the king on the throne, 2010.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej is from the Chakri dynasty that has ruled Thailand since 1782. He was born in 1927 in Cambridge, United States. At the age of 19 he became the ninth king of the Chakri dynasty. He received his political science education in Switzerland. In the late forties, he married Princess Mom Rachawong. Crowned in 1950.

He is not only the highest person in the state, but, according to the beliefs of the Thais, a god-equal incarnation with magical omnipotence. For 60 years now, not only the king has been sitting on the Thai throne, but a jazz musician who played with Benny Goodman, a talented composer who wrote an anthem for his country, an artist, a photographer, the owner of several patents on artificial rain technology and the author of a best-selling comic book about the life of a court dog.

On the evening TV news bulletins, dancers can see how Rama IX visits schools and hospitals with tireless energy, considers charitable projects and personally receives poor peasants. He also writes funny but instructive books and patented a new type of fuel.

The King's Birthday is a public holiday in Thailand. On December 3, at a colorful and exciting ceremony at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, the elite units of the Royal Guard solemnly reaffirm their oath to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. On December 5, the celebration is held throughout Thailand. By tradition, all government buildings and structures are decorated with multi-colored illuminations. At night, Bangkok in the area of ​​the Grand Royal Palace and Ratchadamnoen Avenue turns into a fabulous land of colored lights. ( .rus)


On right side is the Bhumibol Bridge (สะพานภูมิพล) and Lat Pho Canal.

Bhumibol Bridge (Thai: สะพานภูมิพล) is located on the chao phtaya river in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. It connects Samut Prakan Province with Bangkok in the south. The chao phtaya river has a big C-shaped bend here, so the Bhumibol Bridge has crossed the chao phtaya river twice, and there are 2 navigation bridges in the north and south.

The Bhumibol Bridge has a total length of 13 km. and was opened to traffic on September 20, 2006 before it was officially opened on December 5, 2006. It is part of Bangkok Industrial Loop. It cost 8.739 billion baht ($290 million).

There is an artificial canal near this bridge called Lat Pho Canal, which is about 600 meters long. It also runs through the C-shaped bend of the chao phtaya river and is juxtaposed with the overpass of the Bhumibol Bridge.


Lat Pho Canal and Bhumibol Bridge are different sub-projects of the same big project.

Birth background:

On November 7, 1995, due to the impact of flooding, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand decided to build a better road network to support the development of the industrial area near Samut Prakan and the port of Bangkok.

On March 5, 1996, the Thai government passed a resolution calling for the construction of the Industrial Ring Road, which connects the industrial zone with the Port of Korontoy. It is approximately 25 km. in length and 7 lanes wide for heavy trucks.

Construction process:

On May 29, 2000, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand presided over the foundation laying ceremony of Industrial Ring Road. This project is a Royal Thai Project.

In 2003, the Royal Thai Irrigation Bureau launched the Lat Pho Canal improvement project initiated by the Royal Government.

On September 20, 2006, the Industrial Ring Road Bridge was opened to traffic.

On December 5, 2006, the Industrial Ring Road Bridge held a formal opening ceremony.

On October 21, 2009, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand named the bridge “Bhumibol Bridge”.

On November 24, 2010, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held the opening ceremony of Bhumibol Bridge and Khlong Lat Pho Floodgate.

The Bhumibol Bridge has a total length of 13 km., including 2 main bridges, 1 overpass and approach bridges. The bridge was designed by Swedish engineer Paulle Gustafsons.

Bhumibol Bridge 1 is the North Bridge. This is a 702 meters long cable-stayed bridge with a longest span of 326 meters, 7 lanes and 2 high pillars, and a tower height of 173 meters. Deck height is 50 meters.

Bhumibol Bridge 2 is the south bridge with a total length of 582 meters and a longest span of 398 meters. The structure is almost the same as Bhumibol Bridge 1, with 7 lanes and 2 high columns, the tower height is 164 meters, and the clearance height under the bridge is 50 meters.


In order to shorten the distance of the river and speed up the flow to the river. The original 600 meters length of Lat Pho Canal was expanded. The depth was increased from 2 meters to 7 meters, and the width was expanded from 15 meters to 65 meters. Relieve the flooding in Bangkok area.

Four sluices 14 meters wide and 9.6 meters high were installed. They are called Khlong Lat Pho Floodgate.

From November 1, 2018, for safety reasons, motorbikes will be banned from the Bhumibol Bridge. (

In the top left corner is Garuda - national emblem of Thailand.

Top, right is, again, the Monogramm of The King Rama IX.