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Thailand's Profile

... design expresses the complimentary nature of the three pillars of the Thai nation. This tri - colored flag, called in Thai the "trirong", first introduced by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1917, succeeded an earlier design that placed a white elephant (emblem of the absolute monarch) on a red background. Red represents nation. White evokes religion. Blue symbolizes the monarchy. Year The Buddhist year for 2001 is 2544 (add 543 to the Christian year) Time 2 hours lag behind Japan (7 hours ...
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