Thailand, land of free, formerly known as Siam which is the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colony.

Before human beings roamed the northeastern plateau, the region was once home of dinosaur. In 1984, fossils from a plant-eating dinosaur were found in Phu Wiang district, Khon Kean, and was named Phuwianggosaurus Sirindhornae, while a more recent fossil discovery unearthed the Siamotyrannus Isanensis, a fierce meat-eating ancestor of the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex).

The most important archaeological discoveries confirming the ancient people were made in the tiny village of Ban Chiang near Udon Thani province, northeast of Thailand. Settlement began about 5,600 years ago. Painted pottery, jewelry, bronze and iron tools were found there. And others of historical sites including cave paintings were found around Thailand.
[ Early Kingdom ]
[ The Sukhothai Era (1238 - 1438) ]
[ The Ayutthaya Era ]
[ The Thonburi Era (1767- 1782) ]
[ The Rattanakosin Era (1782- present) ]
[ Government ]


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