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Why is Thailand called the land of smiles?
Many people believe Thailand is called the "Land of Smiles" because of the friendly, happy-go-lucky and cheerful nature of its people. You can apparently smile at any Thai you pass by while walking on the street and that person will most likely smile back at you.
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Because through diplomacy the former Kings of Thailand managed to keep Thailand from being colonized by the superpowers then. France, Britain, Portugal, Netherlands were all i…n the land claiming days and all countries were taken except Thailand which remained free and independent. Thai means free, as in independent. It was once an uncolonised nation, unlike the other SE Asian countries. Because in Thai the name means "land of the free". This name will soon change to the (-) name.
Yes, it did. That why Cambodia became so small and thialand got bigger, more than twice Cambodian land. Want to make sure? go to see Khmer map in the past, search Khmer Empire… at Google or encyclopedia.
Originally Thailand was called Siam until 1942.
Believed by most, the name Thailand actually means the land of Thai (ไทย) people, the biggest ethnic group in the area. However, the word, identically pronouced, "Tai" (…ไท) is an adjective meaning "free". Therefore, Thailand, for some, also means "The Land of The Free.
You will see everywhere in Thailand is the Thai people who are among the friendliest and most welcoming in the world. (Thailand is the place where every face has a smile) They… enjoy the thousands of tourists around the world who visit them each year.
The white elephant, Airavata, carries the Hindu god, Indra. Because of this, white elephants are a major symbol of divine royal power in Thailand. The number of white elephant…s a king possesses symbolizes how much power that king has. Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonized by Europeans, making them culturally strong. Their government remains purely Thai. The white elephants help to symbolize this.
It was then renamed Siam from 1945 to May 11, 1949, after which it was again renamed Thailand. Also spelled Siem, Syâm or Syâma,
Thailand is called Thailand because when the Germans crossed the Caspian sea the captain was called harry thai and that's where they got thai from and now its called Thailand.…
Thailand is known as "land of white elephant" because Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonised by the europeans.
In the native language of Thailand, Thai means free. So Thailand is roughly free land, or land of the free.
Becuase it is full of White Elephants!!:)