Siam #1 (1883)

Siam #1 (1883)

Siam (สยาม), or as it was officially called until 1939, the Kingdom of Rattanakosin (อาณาจักรรัตนโกสินทร์ — [āːnāːt͡ɕàk ráttanákōːsǐn) was a country at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia with borders defined by its interactions with Western powers, portions of which coincide with the present-day Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย — Ratcha-anachak Thai). It was founded in 1782 with the establishment of Bangkok as the … Continue reading Siam #1 (1883)

Bangkok #12 (1883)

Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร). The city occupies 605.7 square miles (1,568.7 square kilometers) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country’s population. Over 14 million people live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region. The city traces … Continue reading Bangkok #12 (1883)

Thailand #TH-1016 (2013)

Thailand Post Day / วันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทยวันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทย

Today is celebrated by posties here in the Land of Smiles as Thailand Post Day, marking the date in 2003 that the government-owned company — Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT) — separated into two companies, CAT Telecom and Thailand Post Company Limited.  They come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), which itself was only formed in October 2002 and … Continue reading Thailand Post Day / วันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทยวันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทย