... number of city-states in the northern part of what is present-day Thailand, in places like Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai,... ... considered to be a golden age of Thai culture.
During that time in the history, everybody could say that "There are fish in the water ... ... promoted himself to be the king in 1769. He ruled the new capital of Thonburi on the bank of Chao Phraya River, opposite Bangkok. Thais ... ... prosperity to bestow on him the epithet "the Great"
Rattanakosin Period (1782-Present)
After Taksin's death, General ...