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????????????, RTGS: Thai Ratcha-anachak[râ?tt???a?a?na?t??àk t?aj] ("Listen"), Chinese: ??), formerly known as Siam (Thai: ????, RTGS: Prathet Thai is the Thai language. Traditional Thai; English is the second language of the elite; regional dialects. This page provides an overview of the country and information about East and Southeast Asia :: THAILAND.
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Asia, which makes it a pristine gate to Indochina, Myanmar and southern China. This is also the residence of Thailand's venerated royal family, with His Majesty the Kings recognised as Head of State, Head of Armed Forces, Head of the Buddha School and Head of all faiths. Thailand is a constitutive empire with His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX, the 9th Khakri dynasty King, nowadays.
He has ruled for more than half a hundred years and is the longest ruling king in Thailand. Thailand has a wealth of culture and tradition. Its proud past, climatic tropics and famous hospitableness make the kingdom an inexhaustible resource of excitement and enjoyment for the world. Throughout most of the year Thailand can best be described as wet and tropic for the vast majority as well.
Thailand has a three season climatic zone just off Bangkok, while the south peninsula of Thailand has only two. There are clearly delimited times of year in Northern Thailand. Later of these two eras has the higher average temperature, as the north-east moon does not directly affect the northerly part of Thailand, but causes cool breeze from November to February.
From May to November, the other part of the year is the south-western part of the country, during which the precipitation is strongest in the south. Thailand's south has only two distinct tourist periods - humid and arid. They do not run simultaneously on the eastern and western sides of the peninsula.
All in all, the south of Thailand receives by far the most rainfall, at around 2,400 millimetres per year, in comparison with the centre and north of Thailand, which both reach around 1,400 millimetres. English, however, is widely spoken, especially in Bangkok, where it is almost the main tradinganguage.
The English and other English language is used in most cities, stores and places of interest, and Thai-English traffic signposts can be found all over the continent. Thailand is one of the strongest buddhistic nations in the atlantic. In its 800-year long tradition, Thailand can pride itself on being the only land in Southeast Asia that has never been nationalized.
His story is subdivided into five great eras. This Thai tribe established its empire in the south of China, which is now Yunnan, Kwangsi and Canton. In the 13th c. Thais began to develop into a dominating power in the area, slowly claiming their independency from the Khmer and Mon Km.
Often referred to by its sovereigns as "the beginning of happiness", this is often referred to as the gold age of Thai evolution, an idyllic Thai state in a country of abundance ruled by fatherly and good-hearted kingdoms, of whom the most celebrated of all was Ramkhamhaeng the Great. When Taksin died, General Chakri became the first Khakri dynasty leader, Rama I, who reigned from 1782 to 1809.
It was his first act as kings to move the imperial capitol across the Thon Buri to Bangkok and to construct the Grand Palace. Ramah II (1809-1824) carried on the restauration started by his forerunner. His Majesty Nang Klao, Rama III (1824-1851) re-established ties with the West and established trading with China.
Mongkut, Rama IV (1851-1868) of "The King and I" signed contracts with Europe, averted colonization and set up contemporary Thailand. Rama V, King Chulalongkorn (1869-1910) carried on his father's traditions of social security and administration by eliminating the practice of enslavement and reforming the government. Schooling and other forms of learning have been implemented by King Vajiravudh, Rama VI (1910-1925).
Under the rule of Prajadhipok (1925-1935) Thailand evolved from an total empire to a constitution. In 1933 the emperor resigned and was replaced by his cousin, Ananda Mahidol (1935-1946). In 1939 the name of the land was altered with the introduction of a Siamese democracy in Thailand.
The current king, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, is King Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty. Over its long past, Thailand has welcomed foreigners in a gentle way. Today, Thai residents live in Thailand and live in a country with a wealth of different ethnicities - mainly Thai, Mon, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Malaian, Persian as well as Hindi - with the consequence that there is no typical Thai constitution or physical constitution.
About 80% of all Thais are somehow linked to farming, which affects and affects to different extents the sacred rituals and celebrations that make Thailand such an unmistakable state. Thailand is 7hrs before Greenwich Mean Times (GMT+7).