Thailand's oldest kingdom

Thailand's oldest kingdom was built around the city of Sukhothai, Sukhothai. Sukhothai was the capital of Siam and north of northern Thailand. It was the earliest kingdom, and it reached between the 13th and 14th centuries.

In the 13th century, Sukhothai was part of the Khmer Empire. Thai Rulehood became known when two Thai chieftans Pho Khun Pha Muang and Pho Khun Bang Klang Hao declared their independent independent kingdom in Thailand. Sukhothai's first king was Pho Khun Bang Klang Hao, who also called Pho Khun Si Indrathit or Intradit.

Sukhothai's kingdom expanded and allied with other Thai kingdoms. The Theravada Buddhism they adopt is their state religion. Pho Khun Bang Klang Hao's son succeeded after the throne. Later his brother, Pho Khun Ramkhamhaeng, took over the throne. During his reign, Sukhothai lived gold and flourished.

Ramkhamhaeng introduced the first Thai letters. During his time the kingdom extended and spread over a large area of ​​Marta (today Myanmar) to Luang Prabang (today Laos) and down to the Malay Peninsula. The kingdom was bigger than modern Thailand.

Son of Loethai Ramkhamhaeng took Sukhothi after his father's death. But he could not bring the same wealth to his kingdom as his father. Soon, other dependent Thai kings began to be liberated from King Loethai. The former Great Sukhothai Kingdom soon became a small local province and soon lost its significance in the region.

Source by Pauline Go