... number of city-states in the northern part of what is present-day Thailand, in places like Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai,... ... civilization was flourishing in Thailand some 5,000 years ago.
Sukhothai Period (1238-1438)
Sukhothai was the first Thai kingdom.... ... 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 ...