Mass prayers were held at temples across the island last night as people also honoured the deeply revered Buddhist holiday Asaranha Bucha Day, while people also turned out at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town to pay homage there.
This morning, at 7:30am, Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong joined a mass ceremony to honour HM The King.
Joining the Governor were the entire host of the island’s top-ranking officials, as well as leading business and community figures along with local residents and students.
The merit making also included offerings to monks and the signing of an official book of birthday wishes for HM The King.
Activities and ceremonies to honour HM The King on his birthday today will continue across the island.