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royal family, Thailand

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Apirak wrote again! My sister was recently in Bangkok and she loved it. Seems like I really have to visit soon as well!

The monarchy of Thailand (whose monarch is referred to as the King of Thailand or historically as King of Siam), refers to the constitutional monarchy and monarch of the Kingdom of Thailand (formerly Siam). The King of Thailand is the head of state and head of the ruling Royal House of Chakri.

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Thailand’s and the world’s longest reigning monarch is Bhumibol Adulyadej, who became King Rama IX in June 1946. He was born in the U.S. in 1927 when his father was studying medicine at Harvard. He owns a patent on a form of cloud seeding and holds a degree in engineering from Switzerland. He also plays the sax and composed Thailand’s national anthem.

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Prasat Hin Phimai, Thailand

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I received a great card from Thailand today! Beautiful, hu? Thank you Pintip!

The Phimai historical park protects one of the most important Khmer temples of Thailand. It is located in the town of Phimai, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

The temple marks one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. As the enclosed area of 1020x580m is comparable with that of Angkor Wat, Phimai must have been an important city in the Khmer empire. Most buildings are from the late 11th to the late 12th century, built in the Baphuon, Bayon and Angkor Wat style. However, even though the Khmer at that time were Hindu, the temple was built as a Buddhist temple, as Buddhism in the Khorat area dated back to the 7th century. Inscriptions name the site Vimayapura (which means city of Vimaya), which developed into the Thai name Phimai.

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The word “Thailand” means “land of the free”

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The Royal Grand Palace, Bankok, Thailand

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Apirak gave Thailand another visit! And as he really liked this place he sent me 2 cards! Isn’t that great!? I also love the stamps, they are really beautiful. Thank you Apirak! I love the cards ❤

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925. The present monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), currently resides at Chitralada Royal Villa in the Dusit Palace, but the Grand Palace is still used for official events. Several royal ceremonies and state functions are held within the walls of the palace every year. The palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.

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The word “Thailand” means “Land of the free”.

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Kayan people, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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I received this card from Usanee in Thailand via official postcrossing! Thank you so much, this is such a great postcard and it was really interesting to learn about the tradition of this tribe.

Unilike as in most of my entries, I decided to post a video I found about this tribe now. I just feel that on this topic, it is nice to have some visuals.

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Do you remember the last card I received from Singapore? Well the mystery about the sender was lifted!! Because I received ANOTHER awesome card! Thank you Apirak you are too nice to send me all these great cards!

This time, Apirak sends me a card from the capital of Thailand – Bangkok!

Bangkok. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country’s population. Over 14 million people live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand’s other urban centres in terms of importance.

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Although the capital city of Thailand is known to the world as Bangkok, local people refer to it as Krung Thep but this is just a shortened version of the actual name which consists of 169 characters and makes for a challenging tongue twister after a few drinks. The full name is:

Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit.

This roughly translates to:

City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s behest.

What a name!

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Sawasdee from Thailand

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A wonderful card I got from Linda via official postcrossing! Thank you very much Linda, I love it!

Sawasdee means Hello in Thai language. If you are polite you might even add -ka, or -krup, depending of either you are a girl or a boy.

So I should say Sawasdee – ka 😀

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Elephants, Thailand

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Here it goes a (I think it is very) lovely card from beautiful Thailand! Thank you very much Tuk Ta!

I wonder if the elephants were painted just for this special occasion. Somehow it is a bit sad that they make such a huge thing out of something like that.

I think the one stamp is nice. My boyfriend looked at it and thought it was a hinduistic god. But it is “just” a thai doll, when I said this he answered, that still it shows a god, as in every thing and creature minhabits a god. What a nice answer, there is nothing I could say against it ^^

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