Monarchs now were either completely removed and sidelined or were given ceremonial powers and acted as guiding elders to the new governments. Thailand is one of the many south Asian countries that still respect the authority of a monarch, though his role has been largely reduced to an advisory.
The people of Thailand have had immense faith on the kings of the Rama Dynasty and their kings have been given the status of gods in the country. This is because of the people’s respect and appreciation for the dynasty as the Rama Kings have ruled for nine generations in Thailand. The Grand Palace has been the administrative hall and residence of the Thai Monarchs since 1785. The Wat Pho has been the religious capital of Chakri Dynasty. The King Rama I started the construction and today the King Rama IX resides in this historical monument, which engulfs in itself the entire history of Thailand.
In fact, it is the most iconic heritage site of Bangkok. The Rama Kings of Chakri Dynasty shifted the capital to the modern city of Bangkok from the traditional and religious city of Thonburi. It also reflected a shift from the old traditions to an era of industrialisation and quick progress.