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Thailand

Thailand is proud of the fact that it has never been colonized or under European rule. Thailand means the Land of the Free but it has had a turbulent history. Parts of the Kingdom were ruled by the Burmese and other parts by the Chinese. This mix of cultures and religions has played in important role in developing the Thai nation. Different kings ruled the large land area of Thailand in the past. In the 1760s Burma invaded northern Thailand. At that time the capital city was moved from Ayutthaya to Bangkok and the Chakri dynasty was founded. His Majesty, King Rama IX, from this dynasty, is the current Monarch of Thailand. 

Koh Samui

The history of Koh Samui is much shorter. There are old Wats in the island, but not much of a written history. On the south part of the island is a house over 150 years old. Certainly the lush tropical jungle and protected bays have attracted fishermen throughout history. The fresh water and beautiful beaches were a refuge from the sea and small villages were established. Today there are a number of fisherman villages on Koh Samui, the largest and most notable is in Hua Thanon. In the 1960s back-packers looking for new and isolated places to explore discovered Koh Samui. Those early visitors told their friends. They returned again and again to this island paradise.The history of Koh Samui is being made today. The Ring Road has recently been widened. Many of the smaller roads have been improved. The road construction continues. The complexions of the beaches are changing. There are new and modern lodging facilities on Chaweng Beach, where bungalows once stood. The ever popularsecluded resorts are still very much a part of Koh Samui.

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