In short, Thailand’s flag stands for nation-religion-king, a kind of unofficial motto that Thai people live by. The red stripes represent Thailand’s blood spilt in its bid to maintain independence; the white stands for purity and Buddhism (the country’s primary religion), and blue symbolises the Thai monarchy.
Did Thailand change its flag?
This flag is also the current civil flag. From 1917 the flag of Thailand has been a red-white-blue-white-red horizontal striped flag. The change in the flag came after a large flood left the King’s flag hanging upside down and he decried that the country needed a new flag that would never hang upside down.
Is it OK to wear black in Thailand?
Many Thai people will be wearing black or white, but this isn’t mandatory. Tourists aren’t expected to dress in the same way as Thai people, but showing respect will be appreciated by locals.
What is Thailand’s national motto?
Thailand’s official motto is “Chat, Satsana, Phra Maha Kasat”.