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CUSTOMS Bow your head as if in prayer your hands adjust to the persons standard you are performing to When you eat you do not eat with a knife Eat with chop sticks Eat all of the food on your plate
Thai people who originally lived in southwestern China, migrated into mainland Southeast Asia over a period of many centuries. The oldest known mention of their existence in the region by the exonym Siamese is in a twelfth-century A.D. inscription at the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which refers to syam, or "dark brown" people. HISTORY
THE LEGEND OF CHAM THEWI Once upon a time, Suthewa, a hermit of Burapha Nakhon, inadvertently found a baby girl borne by a lotus flower. He took care of the baby until she grew up to be a maiden. The hermit was worried that the people would think that she was his wife. He then placed her on a bamboo raft floating along the Raming River. Fortunately the King of Lavo discovered her. He took care of her and brought her up as foster – daughter. Upon maturity, she was wedded to the King’s son, Prince Kamphotcha. In the meantime, Burapha Nakhon was stricken by calamity because the King had failed to fulfill the ten virtues of any incumbent king. In fact, the guardian deity was angry, inspiring flood and inundation that resulted in the death of large numbers of people and animals. In response to this, Suthewa, the hermit, invited another hermit, Sukthanta, to found a new city named Hariphunchai (now known as Lamphun Province) and requested the King of Lavo to appoint Princess Cham Thewi to the new throne of Hariphunchai. Cham Thewi was very pleased and agreed to take the crown, especially since she could meet Suthewa again. Prince Kamphotcha refused to come with her, saying that Suthewa wanted to meet her alone. On her way to Hariphunchai the procession passed along the Raming River and many places were named in honour of Cham Thewi, who had passed the waterway before. Those names have survived to this day, for instance, “Ban Tak” is believed to be the place where Princess, Cham Thewi dried her clothes after taking a bath and “Sam Ngao District” is the place where the Princess while pregnant, stayed by the river and when the sun shone on the Princess, it cast shadows of three persons.
Pra Siam Devaderaj is the head Guardian angel. Thai angles are believed to give good luck and are Guardians along side past Buddha's and gods and goddess's. There are many thai angles but the head thai angel is Pra Siam Devaderaj. Thai angels have long emu like legs that jump and a big tail. Other wise other than their wings their top halves of their body’s are normal.
ABOUT MYTHS AND LEGENDS Legends and Folktales customarily consist of tales and stories handed down from generations to generations. Not only do they reflect a particular cultural heritage in the form of entertainment but also an embodiment of local ideas, beliefs and surroundings. Cultural groups in Thailand have been traditionally divided into four geographic regions : north, central, northeast and south. Although they may have experienced different historical, social and cultural developments, all these four regions share a common belief in Buddhism and comparable tradition of agricultural society.
AVERAGE THAI HOUSE The average Thai person would live in a drain type of house over the ocean or in an alley. A Thai person averagely lives in a house they made themselves whether the house is made out of wood or newspaper they would be grateful. Thai people generally aim to have a house on stilts so it my survive floods and the monsoon season.
PEOPLE IN THE ROYAL FAMILY The Diamond Jubilee of His Majesty Doi Kham King Bhumibol (Rama 9) Her Majecty Queen Sirikit King Chulalongkorn, Rama 5 Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, and the Royal Family is the spiritual heart of the government. The world's longest reigning monarch, the King is greatly beloved by the Thai people. There are articles about members of the Royal Families and their many good works for the people of Thailand.
FLORA & FAUNA Fauna Flora orchard teak palm tree bamboo Elephant Snake Buffalo Tiger Monkey Lizard Dog Fish
BANKOK Bankoks Full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit. That is 167 letters. Bankok is Thailands capital city and has the worlds longest city name.
PRODUCED Other Crops Cassava Maize Rubber Rice Other Tobacco, sorghum, pineapples, peanuts, cashew nuts, soybeans, bananas, sesame, coconuts, cotton, kapok, and castor beans.