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Ramkamhaeng Maha Raj

 

 

Naresuan Maha Raj

 

Narai Maha Raj

Thailand

Taksin Maha Raj

 

 

Phra Phutta Yotfa Maha Raj

 

 

 

 

 
  Great Kings at Uthayaan Rachaphak  

 

The seven Maha Raj or ‘Great Kings’ at Uthayaan Rachaphak (fig.), from left to right and in chronological order: King Ramkamhaeng (fig.), ruler of Sukhothai from AD 1279 to 1298 (fig.); King Naresuan, sovereign of Ayutthaya from AD 1590 until 1605 (fig.); King Narai, ruler of Ayutthaya from AD 1656 until his death in Lopburi in 1688 (fig.); King Taksin, general and ruler of Thonburi from AD 1770 to 1782 (fig.); King Phra Phutta Yotfa Chu, formerly known as general Chao Phya Chakri, the founder and first ruler of the Chakri Dynasty, known by the crown title Rama I (fig.), who ruled from AD 1782 until 1809; King Phra Chom Klao, also known as King Mongkut and with the crown title Rama IV (fig.), who ruled from AD 1851 until 1868; and to the far right is King Chulachomklao, who is also known as Chulalongkorn and with the crown title Rama V (fig.), who ruled Siam from AD 1868 until 1910.

See also LIST OF THAI KINGS, TRAVEL PICTURE, PANORAMA PICTURE and POSTAGE STAMP.

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