Thaksin Shinawatra Thaksin was elected Prime Minister in 2001 representing the Thai Rak Thai Party. His most notable accomplishment may be that he was the first PM in Thailand to serve his full term. Thaksin is also credited with reducing.
Kayan women, Northern Thailand - known for the exquisite, incredible brass coils they wear around their necks. They are often called the "long necks" or the "giraffe women" by outsiders and can wear up to 25 coils, which many never take off.
A mere 90-minute train ride north of Bangkok lies a sprawling series of ruins representing what served as the capital of Thailand for more than 400 years. While some areas are better preserved than others, Ayutthaya remains a fascinating glimpse into Thailand's history and is well worth checking out.