About Thaiand. (3)
Thailand and it people radiate a glow of constant joy and a deep love of the nation, religion, and monarchy.
A constitutional monarchy since 1932, Thailand is rule by his Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth ruler of the Chakri Dynasty. The from of government is akin to that of Great Britain’s, with the Prime Minister as head of the cabinet in charge of the executive body , the National Assembly in charge of the legislative body, and the legal courts in charge of the legislative body, and the legal courts in charge of the judicial body. The Ministry of interior is responsible for the regional administration of the country with a governor for each of Thailand’s 78 provinces.
The thai race was formerly believed to have originated somewhere near present Mongolia and migrated southward. However, a new theory regards the northeastern part of Thailand as the true birtplace of Thai race, a conjecture party based on historical discoveries thousands of years old. The mute ruins of the ancient capitals of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya testit\fy to the glory and splendor once enjoyed by these two empires. Though only remnants of the past remain, there is no denying that Thailand as we know it today has been greatly influenced by a rich historical background that often encompassed fierce struggles to retain independence. The Thai people have worked to retain Thailand’s national identity. Small wonder, then. The country possesses such a magnificent cultural heritage. The positive attitudes of Thais are clearly reflected in their artistic creations, from graceful classical dances to intricately-produced handicrafts. It can be said that strong Buddhist influences also shape how a Thai thinks and acts. Buddhism is an inseparable part of Thai society.
But to really understand Thailand, one must understand the Thai people’s undying love and respect for the monarchy. Through a long history of royal sacrifice and adroit statesmanship, Thailand has been able to maintain cherished independence. Much more than figureheads, Thai kings hold special place in the hearts of all Thais and will always do so.