Thailand. By Arlee Skelton. The History of Thailand. Modern humans first settled the area that is now Thailand about 100,000 years ago .
Thailand By Arlee Skelton
The History of Thailand • Modern humans first settled the area that is now Thailand about 100,000 years ago. • They immigrated into Southeast Asia and began inventing new technology, (watercrafts, fishing tools, farming techniques) they began a small settlement that developed the first Kingdoms. • Regional rulers divvied up resources and land, but all were displaced when the Thai people immigrated into the area from southern China. • Around the 10th century A.D. ethnic Thais invaded the Khmer empire and establishing the Sukhothai Kingdom.
Their rival the Ayutthaya subjecting the Sukhothai and dominating most of southern and central Thailand. • In 1932, the military forces transformed the country into a constitutional monarchy. • Formerly called Siam, the country was officially renamed Thailand in 1939 • The current monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, came to the throne in 1946. • Since 1973, power has moved from military to civilian hands repeatedly. The History of Thailand
Thailand Today • Size: 513,115 sq km (196,512 sq miles) • Population: 64,076,033 • Capital: Bangkok • Ethnicities: Thai, Chinese, and Malay • Languages: Thai, Yawi • Religions: Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu • Currency: Baht • Government: Constitutional Monarchy • Head Of State: King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Thailand Interesting Facts • Thailand's name means “Land of the free.” • Thailand is home to the world’s largest gold Buddha, the largest crocodile farm, the largest restaurant, the longest single-span suspension bridge, and the world’s tallest hotel. • Thailand is the world’s 51st largest country. • Each year, around six million foreign tourists visit Thailand. Thailand has also attracted many expatriates from developed countries.
The Ancient City Virtual Tour
The Reclining Buddha Virtual Tour
Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo Virtual Tour
Khao San Road Virtual Tour
Chiang Mai Virtual Tour
Pictures • http://www.friendlyplanet.com/incredible-thailand-2012.html • http://cwfoodtravel.blogspot.com/2011/08/bangkok-2011-khao-san-road-area.html • http://thailandforvisitors.com/thaimuse.html • http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/th.htm • http://www.bollylocations.com/PtoT/R112011.php Web Sites • ed. "Travel.State.Gov." Thailand. U.S. Department of State, 8 2011. Web. 13 Nov 2012. <http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1040 • ed. "Asia and Oceania." Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Crown, 24 2012. Web. 13 Nov 2012. <http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/country-profile/asia- oceania/thailand?profile=history>. • Kallie, Szczepanski. "Thailand Facts and History." About.com. Web. 13 Nov 2012. <http://asianhistory.about.com/od/thailand/p/ThailandProfile.htm>. • ed. "61 Interesting Facts about Thailand." Random Facts. N.p., 26 2012. Web. 13 Nov 2012. <http://facts.randomhistory.com/interesting-facts-about-thailand.html>. • ed. "Flights From Detroit from Bangkok." Google. N.p.. Web. 13 Nov 2012. <https://www.google.com/flights/?hl=en#search;f=DTW,DET,YIP;t=BKK;q=Fly+from+dtw+to+bkk;d =2012-11-25;r=2012-11-29;a=UA Work Cited