The elephant flag planted by King Rama V of Thailand is on display in the museum in Denmark

The director of the North Jutland Coastal Museum, Henrik Gjøde Nielsen, shows the elephant flag to the Thai ambassador to Denmark, Ms Sirilak Niyom. Photo: North Jutland Coastal Museum.

The North Jutland Coastal Museum in Skagen, Denmark features a temporary display of the Red Flag with the design of the white elephant, planted by former King Rama V of Thailand and some historic photos from the royal visit to Grenen in 1907.

Recently, the Thai Ambassador, Mrs. Sirilak Niyom and a delegation from the Thai Embassy in Copenhagen visited the exhibition.

According to regional newspaper, an agreement has been reached for the flag to take center stage as part of a new tourist exhibition, which the coastal museum plans to open in cooperation with the Thai embassy in 2023.

On July 4, 1907, the then King Rama V of Siam (Thailand) visited Skagen, where he planted a flag with an elephant design on Grenen. Photo: North Jutland Coastal Museum.

King Rama V of Thailand, also known as Chulalongkorn, planted the red flag with the white elephant design at Grenen Point, Skagen during his second visit to Denmark. It’s been 118 years since then.

Her Majesty had reigned over Thailand for 42 years and died aged 57 in 1910.

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