Thailand 50 baht banknote, donated by my friend John from Greece
baht banknote, donated by John from Greece
50 baht banknote from Thailand, gifted by my friend John from Greece
detail of Statue of King Rama VII modeled from the monument in front of the National
Parliament Building in Bangkok

King Rama VII was the last1 absolute monarch of Siam and the first constitutional monarch of Siam. H willingly presided during the 1932 bloodless revolution which did away with the old and brought in the new.2

detail of National Parliament Building in Bangkok, until 2018. In 2019, Parliament moved into a new building.
detail showing portrait of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), the reigning
monarch, in the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces

detail showing the national emblem of Thailand which represents, Garuda, Lord Vishnu’s ride.

Garuda is the name of the winged being illustrated above, and on Thailand’s 50 baht banknote. Lord Vishnu, the all-pervasive, all-penetrating, sum of all energy and origin of the multiverse, is borne where willed by Garuda, And the image of Garuda is the symbol of Thailand.


  1. Prajadhipok, King of Siam, Encyclopedia Britannica
  2. ibid

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