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October 11, 2017 16 min

Today, high in the hills of Northern Thailand you will find acres upon acres of beautiful agricultural and environmental projects that have brought prosperity, education and health to a nation that less than half a century ago was in the grip of the worst opium crisis the world has known.

This change was brought about by a man who was raised in the West but at a young age was thrust into a life of duty much earlier than he had expected.

He was a quiet man, with a love for science and the environment, for photography and who was an accomplished jazz musician.

He would become the longest reigning monarch and a much revered and loved King who would leave a legacy to his country and his people recognised the world over.

This is the story of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Phoo-mi-Pohn uh Doon-Ja-deht) or Rama IX, of Thailand, his legacy to his nation and his people.

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