|King of Thailand|
|Vajiralongkorn (Rama X) since 13 October 2016|
|First monarch||Sri Indraditya of Sukhothai|
Is there a royal family in Thailand?
listen (help·info)) is the current reigning dynasty of the Kingdom of Thailand, the head of the house is the king, who is head of state.
|House of Chakri ราชวงศ์จักรี|
|Current head||Rama X|
|Titles||King of Siam (1782–1949) King of Thailand (1949–present)|
|Estate(s)||Kingdom of Thailand|
Is Thailand a royal country?
Thailand is nominally a constitutional monarchy, with the king officially staying out of the political process. … Since 1932, when absolute monarchy was abolished, Thailand has lived through 13 successful coups, each one with the king’s royal seal of approval.
Does the King of Thailand own Thailand?
The King’s portfolio reportedly includes at least $30 billion of property holdings in the capital alone. The King also owns a 23% stake in one of Thailand’s leading lenders, Siam Commercial Bank, and a 33% stake in Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate, Siam Cement Group.
Why is Thai king so rich?
Compared to other centuries-long monarchies around the world, MacGregor Marshall said the Chakri dynasty’s wealth did not stem from an “ancient fortune”, instead, most of it came from assets amassed during the 20th century. Much of this stems from land and real estate holdings.
How safe is Thailand?
Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it’s smart to exercise caution, especially when it comes to dealing with strangers (both Thai and foreigners) and traveling alone. Assault of travelers is relatively rare in Thailand, but it does happen. Possession of drugs can result in a year or more of prison time.