On May 11, 1949 Siam became Thailand, the "Land of the Free", ruled by a constitutional monarchy. Unlike all of its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand was never colonized by a Western power.
This rare history of freedom has made Thais intensely proud of their Siamese culture and sincere in welcoming visitors and ideas from around the world.
Today, the essence of Siam lives in the hearts and minds of sixty million Thai citizens and millions of enamored visitors alike. It is embodied in the living culture of Thailand. The road never ends...keep traveling with Compass of the North