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Thailand's Profile

... no matter how long you call). There are two types of public phone available; coin type and telephone card type. Holidays The number of annual celebration national holidays is almost the same as Japan, but there are many related to Buddhism. Official working days are Monday to Friday.

The Grand Tour That Saved a Nation: King Chulalongkorn’s European Sojourn as a Lesson in Soft Power

... the king’s close personal ties with the Royal House of Russia, where he sent one of his sons, Prince Chakrabongse, to study for eight years, directly helped Siam vis-a-vis French and British colonialist ambitions. The Franco-Russian alliance also worked well in Siam’s favour. After establishing diplomatic ties with Siam during King Chulalongkorn’s visit to St. Petersburg in 1897, Tsar Nicholas II sent one of his best envoys to Bangkok. Alexander Olarovsky, who served as the first Consul-General ...
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