Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 1967 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 fourth of the series is: “Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s state visit to the U.S. in 1967

Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit visited the U.S. for the second time. During this trip his majesty dedicated a Thai pavilion to the East-West Center and received an honorary doctorate in law at Williams College. The most memorable statement of all the twelve speeches given by His Majesty during this visit was made at the White House: “We meet you both not only as Head of State, but as old friends. That is part of our people-to-people visit.”



  • 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