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ประวัติศาสตร์ไทย

คำว่า “ไทย” หมายถึงอิสระ ดังนั้นไทยแลนด์จึงหมายถึง “ดินแดนแห่งอิสรภาพ” ก่อนี้ประเทศไทยมีชื่ออันที่รู้จักกันทั่วโลกว่า “สยาม” ครั้นต่อมา เมื่อวันที่ 11 พฤษภาคม พ.ศ. 2492 จึงได้มีการประกาศออกมาอย่างเป็นทางการให้เปลี่ยนชื่อเป็น “ประเทศไทย” หรือ “Thailand” และนับแ ...

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Thailand’s Heroines

Throughout Thai history, Thai women have played an equal role to their Thai male counterpart. There is a saying that Thai woman rocks the cradle with one hand and swings the sword with the other. To uphold the dignity of Thai women, the following better-known heroines are included in the book so that our younger genera ...

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The Phi Ta Khon

Phi Ta Khon is a type of masked procession celebrated on the first day of a three-day Buddhist merit-making holiday known in Thai as “Boon Pra Wate”. The annual festival take place in “May, June or July” at a small town of Dan Sai in the northeastern province of Loei. Participants of the festiva ...

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Bangkok

Thailand’s capital and gateway city is Bangkok which was founded in 1782 by King Rama I (Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke). The capital is located at the geographic centre of the country and on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, “River of Kings”, which rises in the hills of the North and flows through the ...

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Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations which falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month (about the last week of February or early March). This day marks the great four events that took place during Lord Buddha’s lifetime, namely; 1250 Buddhist monks from different places came t ...

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The Thai Red Cross Society

The Thai Red Cross Society was established in 1893 during territorial disputes, resulting in skirmishes along the Thai border. A group of Thai women serving in the Royal Court decided to serve their King and their nation by aiding the sick and wounded soldiers at the border. The woman who put forward the proposal to fo ...

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Thai Marriage

One of the most important occasions of the person’s life after birth is the marriage ceremony as it places value on that particular moment when man and woman have decided to be united in a bond that will influence the rest of their lives. Therefore, the ceremony must be held in a beautiful and sacred way. Above a ...

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Buddhist Ordination

One of the greatest things in the life of a Thai man is ordination which is regarded as an act of a great merit dedicated to his parents. It is a Thai custom for a young man to enter the monkhood for a certain period of time in their life, but usually before marriage as Thai people believe that if a man enters the monk ...

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Thai Silk

Thai silk is an ancient home induistry. It was for a long time an occupation of people in the Northeast of Thailand, where cloth weaving is a traditional folk craft. To follow the footsteps of their ancestors, northeastern women used to rear their own silkworms, spun and dyed the yarn using the primitive methods for th ...

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