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Panorama Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2554-2555 | by AmpamukA
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Panorama Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2554-2555

The Ratchaphruek Golden Shower Tree is the national flower of Thailand. It is also named "Khun" or "Chaiyaphruek". The reason that the Ratchaphruek was used to symbolize the nation lies in color: its yellow blossoms match the yellow of Buddhism; furthermore, the Thai people regard yellow as the color of the King as well. Moreover, all golden shower trees bloom at the same time; this unity in flowering was felt to reflect the unity and identity of Thais.

  

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Taken on February 11, 2012