King Vajiralongkorn, 66, became constitutional monarch after the death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016 after 70 years on the throne. The coronation follows a period of mourning.
Thai officials say $90 million has been set aside for the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who will be cremated in Bangkok one year after he died.
If you are in Thailand you are going to get wet. People throw water on each other, it's a form of purification, but also a time to have fun after the dry season.
Thailand has been without a monarch since King Bhumibol's death, with the head of the king's advisory council, Prem Tinsulanonda, 96, serving as regent.
The country is grieving following the death of a leader many Thais revered.
Born on December 5, 1927 in the US state of Massachusetts, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world's longest-serving head of state and the longest reigning monarch in Thai history.
Under tight-controlled referendum, the military-backed government in Thailand won overwhelming majority in approving the constitution draft. Critics say the ‘yes' vote is not good for democracy.
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