... achievements have caused prosperity to bestow on him the epithet "the Great"
Rattanakosin Period (1782-Present)
After Taksin's death, General Chakri became the first... ... 1809. His first action as king was to transfer the royal capital across the river from Thonburi to Bangkok and build the Grand Palace. Rama II (1809-1824) continued the restoration... ... concluded treaties with European countries, avoided colonialization and established modern Thailand. He made many social and economic reforms during his reign.