The Thais, most historians believe, began migrating from southern ... ... commoners and the slaves.
In the early 16th century, the European visited Ayutthaya, and a Portuguese embassy was established in ... ... 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 ...