Thailand is a country of a thousand smiles! These are not just words. As soon as you first get off the plane, landed in Thailand, you will immediately feel it. Probably Thais are the friendliest people on the planet.
The modern name of Thailand is translated as “Land of the Free”, and this is no coincidence. Thailand is the only eastern country that did not know the “colonial slavery” of England or France, which was greatly facilitated by the friendship of the Russian emperor Nicholas II and the Thai king Rama V (and before that, Alexander III began to establish friendly relations with Thailand). That is why the birthday of any Siamese emperor (and especially Rama V) is celebrated here on a grand scale.
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