Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 1960 state visit to the U.S.

In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S. Embassy Bangkok presents historic moments of the enduring friendship between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S.

The second of the series is: “Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s state visit to the U.S. in 1960

Thirty-three years after his birth in Cambridge, His Majesty King Bhumibol made the first of two return visits to the United States. President Eisenhower hosted a state dinner as well as received His Majesty in the Oval Office for a private consultation. The most remarkable of the fourteen speeches His Majesty gave during that trip was the address to the U.S. Congress on “mutual goodwill and close cooperation between our two countries”.

See “The Birth of the Beloved King of Thailand”, the first of the series.



  • United States Information Service. The Eagle and the Elephant: Thai American Relations Since 1833, Bangkok, 1997
  • Government Public Relations Department Office of Prime Minister. King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Visits the United States of America, A Souvenir Album, Bangkok, 1995
  • AP Photos