Remembering and Honoring Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 13, 2016 | ProgressTH We are deeply saddened by the passing of Thailand's long-lived, beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

He was a living inspiration through his lifelong work and the central inspiration for the creation of ProgressTH.

The principles of localism, sustainability, and self-sufficiency he promoted for agriculture, daily life, the economy, technology, and so much more, are principles that we try to live by and promote through our own work.

Thailand's Kings never really "pass away," though. They live on through the Thai people with their lives, examples, and achievements remembered and built upon everyday across the country by the nation's 70 million people.

We will do our best to honor his lifelong work through not only words, but deeds as well.

To get an idea of the scope of work King Bhumibol Adulyadej pursued during his lifetime, please see Part 1 and Part 2 of a presentation shown at the King's Bangkok-based Chitralada Palace.


The palace was long-since converted into an agricultural and technology demonstration and training center, where Thais and foreigners alike can receive free training in everything from agriculture, food processing, alternative energy, and more. 


Many of the projects we have covered right here on ProgressTH have been carried out by groups of Thais inspired by the King's own example of ceaseless work to improve communities and thus the nation through hard work, innovation, and cooperation.