... places like Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, but these were never strong enough to exert much influence outside the immediate region.
The Thais, most historians believe, began migrating from southern China in the early part of the ... ... 1782 by General Chakri. King Taksin's 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 king of the Chakri dynasty, Rama I, ruling ...