The Crown Prince and Crown Princess visited Thailand on 23-26 November 2004.
While there they visited a number of cultural attractions such as the Boromabiman Mansion and the Grand Palace. They were granted an audience with King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit at the Klai Kangwon Palace, and attended a reception hosted by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, Potjaman Shinawatra, at Government House in Bangkok.
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attended events organised by the business community and visited several welfare and humanitarian projects. They were shown round the Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin and the historic city of Ayutthaya, which was the capital of Thailand from 1350 to 1767.
The Crown Prince and Crown Princess learned about the Royal Chitralada Projects – experimental projects initiated by King Bhumibol with a focus on sustainable agriculture and use of local natural resources. They visited Yara, a leading fertilizer company, and a project established to combat human trafficking. During their visit the Royal couple also focussed on the HIV/AIDS issue and poverty reduction.
They attended the opening of a peace seminar at Chulalongkorn University and opened a Norwegian design exhibition.