A high powere Korean cultural delegation comprised of taditional Korean arists and Buddhism leaders embarked on a trip to join the special events in Thailand on the occasion of coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Events took place at the Grand Palace in Bangkok on May 6 with HM King Vajiralongkorn meeting with foreign diplomats and members of the public.
Korea and Thailand enjoy friendly bilateral relatiions after the two countries established diplomatic relations on October 1, 1958.
During the Korean War, Thailand was the second nation to send troops to support South Korea, just after the United States. In October 2003, South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun visited Thailand, and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra visited Seoul in November 2005.
Bilateral trade in 2011 amounted to $13.9 billion in value.
Thailand is commonly well understood by the global audience that Buddhism is the major religion of the country.
According to the statistical data by July 2018, the number of Buddhist temple nationwide amounts as high as 41,20
This large number unsurprisingly corresponds to the fact that approximately 95 percent of the population identifies themselves as Buddhist
In BC 307, Buddhism was first spread into Suvarnabhumi Kingdom, then became included in
all aspects of Thai people’s everyday life. Temples have become a central space where Thai people gather to nurture their spiritual realm and foster their community cohesiveness. Beyond the religious facets, Buddhism has, in a sense,been embedded in Thai cultures, traditions, and life philosophy.