Why is Thailand called Thailand?
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.
For common explanation to foreigner, Thai people would simply explained."THAI" means free in Thai. "LAND" comes from the British. Thus: THAILAND ! However the story of the name is quite dramatic and it connect to the current dispute of race and political turmoil as it is in present day.The name Thailand come from misconception of unity.Thailand old name is Siam, which, composed from many ethnic groups namely Tai, Melayu, Chinese and including many minor ethnic… Read More
It was then renamed Siam from 1945 to May 11, 1949, after which it was again renamed Thailand. Also spelled Siem, Syâm or Syâma,
The Siamese assembly voted to change the name to Thailand in 1948. The idea was conceived by Phibunsongkhram, the current prime minister (and basically military dictator) at the time.
Thai ( The nation was once known as Siam.) .
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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 elephants 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.
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.
Thais or Thai people
No it wasn't... Iran was called Persia, Thailand was called Siam.
At least you spelled "underdeveloped" correctly. If by "underdevelopment" you mean a 3rd world country? Because Thailand is not a 3rd world country; the definition of a 3rd world country is "A country in which as been colonized". Thailand has never been colonized therefore it is not a 3rd world country nor is it "underdeveloped".
Thailand is known as "land of white elephant" because Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation that has never been colonised by the europeans.
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 in 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… Read More
Originally Thailand was called Siam until 1942.
It's called a tuk-tuk, pronounced "took-took".
No. Thailand is in Southeast Asia and Persia is in the middle East. Persia is now called Iran.
Iran was called Persia. Thailand was called Siam.
Thailand was once known as Siam.
Thailand was previously called Siam
No. Thailand is in a different part of the world and was called Siam. It is in Southeast Asia. Persia was in the area we now call Iran.
No Persia is todays Iran, but Thailand was formerly Siam.
No. The historic name of Thailand was the Kingdom of Siam. Prussia was one of the German States that eventually unified Germany into one nation-state.
It is famous for Elephants
Theres no war there. At least not anything newsworthy. Historically, there were a number of border conflicts because of overspill from the Cambodian Civil War. In 1975, when the Khmer Rouge was kicked out of power, they fled to the Western Provinces and continued the fight against the new Cambodian government. It was not until 1999 that a ceasefire was brokered between the Cambodian government and the Khmer Rouge remnant. Some of the fighting spilled… Read More
Several reasons. Partly is was because of the very clever manoeverings of the Siam King (King Munkut - Rama IV) - known outside thailand as the King in the King and I/Anna and the King (which is almost entirely fictitious by the way). The King cleverly played the British off against the other powers that be at the time (Britain was the supreame super-power then).It also made sense for the imperial powers to have a… Read More
There are two connections to the nickname, which is typically applied to Japan, not Thailand. The first is that the Japanese name for Japan (Nihon / Nippon) means "origin of the Sun." The other is that Japan, being east of the Asian mainland, was called the "land where the Sun Rises" in ancient China.
Siam was the original name of Thailand until there year June 23, 1939 when it was changed to Thailand. It was renamed Siam again from 1945-1949 after which it was again renamed Thailand.
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We made a deal with the French and became ally with the Brit. Also, The King Rama V traded the small border land to keep a piece of mainland. Nowadays, people who live in that area still speak, read and write Thai. So, we never got colonized by the westerners at all. A important factor was transport in Thailand as no railroads were allowed to be built during the time of European colonization so armies… Read More
Siam until 1942.
It welcomes visitors. It doesn't attack other countries. It doesn't have military bases in other countries.
Rice is the Thai staple food and a major crop.
so bcoz its government has not been able to secure the minimum needs(food shelter healthcare) for all of its citizens .its right now trying to do so . thats why its a developing country like others as india, china, brazil.............etc
It might be expensive for a ticket to Thailand from Europe or America but when u get to Thailand, everything is cheap!
Thailand's location is in southeast Asia with a western border with Burma, (or Myanmar) and a North Eastern border with Laos. Far south in the country, near Phucket, is southern border with Malaysia. It has a long coastline, which along the west of the country is bordering on the Andaman sea. Recently I have returned from my Thailand trip which I have booked before 2 months through Complete India & Asia. Thailand is really a… Read More
No. Absolutely not !!
No - but then no where is. Depends on your definition of course, but no where in today's world is "great" unless we are talking "size" and not "excellence".
yes, especially in the north, and northeast