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125 Years of His Majesty's Trip to Europe : The Manifestation of Siam as a "Civilized" Country.

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2022-04-07 11:48:45

        7th April, 1897, or 125 years ago, was the day that His Majesty King Chulalongkorn had traveled by the Maha Chakri Barge to visit Europe for the first time. To observe the rule of the civilized country and develop royal friendship with more than ten European countries. Total travel time is 253 days or more than 8 months.
        During that time it was an era of colonization of European powers. His Majesty has developed good relations with various countries. As the head of a prosperous country, equality status is the way to equal diplomatic treatment.
       The success of the expedition was to negotiate directly with the French leadership to resolve the conflict in the event of the crisis of 112 R.E. and to establish alliance with Russia during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. Romanov dynasty, including the presence as a leader of a country that is civilized in the eyes of foreigners.
        His Majesty King Chulalongkorn made a trip to Europe again in 1907, which is a journey in private and is the origin of the royal writing "Khai Ban", which is a collection of 43 royal handwritten letters that have been given to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Prince Niphanpadon Wimonpraphawadi, Krom Khun U Thong Khet Kattiyanaree, Her Royal Highness's secretary.

Collection “Khai Ban” selected by Academic Resource Center;
✤ ไกลบ้าน / พระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (2540) Classification 895.914 จ657ก
✤ จดหมายเหตุประกอบเรื่องไกลบ้าน Classification 895.914 จ131
✤ ตามเสด็จไกลบ้าน / อัมพร จิรัฐติกร (2540) Classification 895.914 อ555ต
✤ ให้ดำรงครั้งไกลบ้าน / พระบาทสมเด็จพระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว (2540) Classification 895.914 จ657ห
✤ Glai Baan Fern Von Zuhause (ไกลบ้านภาษาเยอรมัน) / Ampha Otrakul (2009) Classification 895.914 C559G
✤ Letters sur la France dans Loin Des Siens (Klai Baan - ไกลบ้าน) / Sa Majeste Le Roi Chulaalongkorn Roi de Siam (2010) Classification 895.914 C559L
✤ ตามเสด็จพระพุทธเจ้าหลวงประพาสต่างแดน / ดนัย จันทร์เจ้าฉาย (2560) Classification 923.1593 ด123ต