"Thailand" in the Thai language sounds like "Prathet Thai", which means "land of free people." It is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by European countries.
He is very honored by Thais who have a lot of reasons for it. Bhumibol Adulyadej owns the patent for the creation of artificial clouds. He developed bridges and dams, skillfully plays the saxophone, composed the national anthem of the country, built his sailboat, and he is a talented artist.
Thais begin chronology from the time when Buddha was born. Several other Asian countries begin to consider the Buddha's birth, but with a difference of a few years.
In many countries, the time is calculated at 12-hour and 24-hour clock, but most inhabitants of Thailand live by 6 hours calculation, dividing the day into 4 quarters for 6 hours.
The full name of Bangkok, capital of Thailand is the longest city name in the world. It goes like this: "Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit." It means "The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (unlike Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn."