By Caitlin Klein
The History of Thailand
- From 1569 to 1590, the Burmese invaded and conquered Ayutthaya.
- Thailand is forced to return the territory it seized from Laos, Cambodia, and Malaysia in 1945.
- In 1965, Thailand provided military bases and soldiers to the U.S. in the Vietnam war.
- A new constitution was written and approved in 2007.
- Bugs are coated in honey, fried, and eaten as a delicacy in Thailand.
- Tropical fruits like mangoes, guavas, pineapples, coconuts, and papaya are common.
- All kids in Thailand start school around age 5, but aren't required to go to High School.
- High School in Thailand lasts from age 11 to age 18, but few students go to high school.