A Look Back at the Achievements of King Rama IX

A Look Back at the Achievements of King Rama IX 28 december 2016 As anyone who follows Thailand must know now, the country’s ninth King of the Chakri dynasty – which founded the new capital in Rattanakosin, or modern day Bangkok – His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, passed away on October 13, 2016. It is a […]

SEA Dynasties: What happened to the royal family in Vietnam?

As many readers know, Smiling Albino is based in Bangkok, Thailand, but also works extensively in Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Besides being awesome places to explore, the one thing that all of these countries have in common is that they entered the 20th century with a strong monarchic system in place. But of them […]

Southeast Asian Dynasties: What happened to the royal family in Nepal?

As many readers know, Smiling Albino is based in Bangkok, Thailand, but also works extensively in Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Besides being awesome places to explore, the one thing that all of these countries have in common is that they entered the 20th century with a strong monarchic system in place. But of them […]