• Short Summary

    IN THE BUDDHIST KINGDOM OF THAILAND, HIS MAJESTY KING PHUMIPOL ADULDEJ AND QUEEN SIRIKIT TOOK PART IN AN ANCIENT CEREMONY OF PLANTING TREES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE RAINY SEASON.

  • Description

    1.
    L.S. TEMPLE (PHRA PATHOM CHEDEE) IN THAILAND.
    3 ft

    2.
    C.U. TEMPLE DOOR.
    5 ft

    3.
    C.U. QUEEN WALKING DOWN THE STEPS BEHIND THE KING.
    10 ft

    4.
    L.S. KING ARRIVING AT THE PLANTING SPOT.
    13 ft

    5.
    M.C.S. KING TAKING THE SPADE.
    16 ft

    6.
    N.L.S. KING DIGGING EARTH.
    20 ft

    7.
    C.U. QUEEN LOOKING AT THE KING.
    22 ft

    8.
    M.C.S. KING PLANTING A TREE.
    24 ft

    9.
    M.C.S. ARCH-WAY.
    26 ft

    10.
    L.S. QUEEN NEAR THE TREE AFTER POURING WATER.
    28 ft

    11.
    C.U. QUEEN WALKING AWAY FROM THREE TOWARDS CAMERA.
    33 ft



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    Background: IN THE BUDDHIST KINGDOM OF THAILAND, HIS MAJESTY KING PHUMIPOL ADULDEJ AND QUEEN SIRIKIT TOOK PART IN AN ANCIENT CEREMONY OF PLANTING TREES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE RAINY SEASON.

    ABOUT THE THIRD WEEK OF JULY, BUDDHIST MONKS OF THAILAND RETIRE FROM THEIR WORK AMONG THE PEOPLE TO THEIR MONASTERIES. FOR A PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS.

    THIS PERIOD COINCIDES WITH THE RAINY SEASON OF THAILAND.

    MONKS OF THAILAND, WHO ARE HELD IN GREAT RESPECT BY THE PEOPLE, PROVIDE THE NATIONS BASIC EDUCATION AND SPIRITUAL LIFE.

    THIS YEAR THE KING AND QUEEN OF THAILAND INAUGURATED THE MEDITATION PERIOD FOR THE MONKS WITH A TREE PLANTING CEREMONY AT THE PHRA PATHOM CHEDEE, 55 KILOMETERS FROM BANGKOK.

    IN THE COURTYARD OF THIS LARGEST TEMPLE IN THAILAND THEIR MAJESTIES PLANTED A GOLDEN SHOWER TREE (CASSIA FISTUAL) WHICH IS THE NATIONAL TREE OF THE COUNTRY.

    TEN THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WERE INVITED TO THE TREE PLANTING CEREMONY PLANTED 2,501 TREES MAKING A TOTAL OF 2,502 TREES PLANTED TO MARK THIS YEAR WHICH IS 2,502 ACCORDING TO BUDDHIST ERA.

    TREE PLANTING IS HELD IN GREAT RESPECT AMONG THE BUDDHISTS AND THE ROYALTY OF THAILAND HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THESE CEREMONIES FOR MANY CENTURIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAMJ2GLOCKZW3NY8BQ1245JI6K
    Media URN:
    VLVAMJ2GLOCKZW3NY8BQ1245JI6K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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