King Naresuan Day in Thailand
King Naresuan Day in Thailand is held on April 25. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Adopted 29 November 2005. State ceremony. Naresuan died in 1605.
He was the king of the Ayutthaya Kingdom from 1590 and overlord of Lan Na from 1602 until his death in 1605. Naresuan is one of Thailand's most revered monarchs as he is known for his campaigns to free Ayutthaya from the vassalage of the Taungoo Empire. During his reign, numerous wars were fought against Taungoo Burma.
Becoming king on the death of his father in 1590, Naresuan then took the initiative: he captured the Cambodian capital of Lovek, made Cambodia a vassal of Siam, and established suzerainty over the northern kingdom of Chiang Mai.
King Naresuan the Great is Thailand's national hero and warrior king.
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