• Top 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THAILAND

    Welcome to Top10Archive! History, nature, awe, wonder - all of these things and more await you in this incredible Archive! We're heading to Southeast Asia, between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia to explore Thailand, the Land of Smiles. Join us as we cover these ten amazing factoids of Thailand, spanning food, culture, and the weird! Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Thailand Cuisine 9. The Fame of Thailand 8. The Many Sites to See 7. Wildlife in Thailand 6. Thailand Customs and Traditions 5. Thailand and Sports 4. The Birth of “Siamese” 3. Founding Thailand 2. Air Pollution in Thailand 1. World Records from Thailand References: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4FMgDeNBwQaNEaav5PjtMQ https://www.youtube.com/user/bomberball https://www.youtube.com/us...

    published: 19 Mar 2017
  • Archive Historical Thailand Documentary

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    published: 23 Mar 2013
  • Thailand-50th Anniversary Of King Bhumibol's Reign

    T/I: 10:48:42 GS 10:33:15 Millions of people across Thailand joined in the country's celebration of the century Sunday (9/6) for the Golden Jubilee of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Surrounded by thousands of guards in traditional uniforms and greeted with fanfares, the monarch's family began the day offering flowers and incense to honor the eight previous kings of the Chakri dynasty. SHOWS: Bangkok, Thailand (9/6) 0.00 soldiers in white uniforms debark bus 0.05 soldiers in brightly colored uniforms standing 0.09 soldiers walking away 0.15 ladies reading paper 0.19 pan across field of soldiers on parade. 0.27 king arrives 0.35 king conducting incense ceremony 0.40 ws military at attention 0.47 soldier succumbing to heat 0.52 guns firing, people celebrating in st...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Archive: Suranaree Marching band Thailand at WMC 2013

    Show contest, complete show

    published: 02 May 2015
  • THAILAND: BANGKOK: OLYMPIC WINNERS OFFER MEDALS TO KING

    Natural Sound Two Thai boxers, fresh from their victories in the Atlanta games, have given their Olympic medals away. The medals were presented to the King of Thailand as a commemorative gift for his fiftieth anniversary on the throne. The sporting heroes were honoured by the monarch as a credit to their country. Gold medallist Somluck Kamsing and bronze medallist Vichai Rachanont, still flush with their Olympic boxing success, were granted an audience with His Majesty the King at the Chitralada Palace on Saturday evening. The King praised the Thai boxing team and told them they deserve recognition for an historic sporting achievement which has enhanced Thailand's reputation abroad. The monarch rewarded both Somluck and Vichai with a copy of his latest work of ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • SYND 28 11 76 KING BHUMIPON OF THAILAND OPENS NEW PARLIAMENT

    king Bhumipon officially opened Thailand's new parliament on Thursday (November 25), The National Reform Administrative Assembly. This body, which is comprised of 340 members, was picked by the military junta which swept to power at the beginning of October. One hundred and forty of the members are military officers, the others is this conservative body come from business and political circles. Thailand's government is attempting to improve its international image, and has released on bail, political prisoners seized during the coup. King Bhumipon made a short speech during which he called on all Thais to work together for the good of the country You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0a299a01003a7555743bd25fb7a5af91 Find out more a...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
  • SYND 1 4 75 CAMBODIAN PRESIDENT LON NOL ARRIVES TO THAILAND

    Cambodian President Lon Nol arrives to Thailand. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/41c159911cbb8e6f3abe2750b3b8ffda Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

    published: 24 Jul 2015
  • Thailand - Thai soldier killed in fighting

    T/I: 10:00:30 Thai soldiers opened fire from Chong Chom, Thailand on Second Prime Minister Hun Sen's troops across the border in Cambodia on Wednesday (27/8) after a Thai soldier was killed and two injured when artillery overshot the border during a major assault on royalist soldiers. Intense fighting with heavy artillery, mortars and small arms erupted on Wednesday afternoon. The fighting was the heaviest in two weeks around the border village of O Smach, where outnumbered and outgunned soldiers loyal to deposed co-premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh have put up a stubborn defence. SHOWS: CHONG CHOM, THAILAND 27/8 WS border post; CU sign; VS journalists at border; Cambodian side of border with sound of gunfire; VS pro-Ranariddh soldiers on Cambodian side; VS hut on fire ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Thailand, rice farming. Archive film 9678

    Thailand. Planting rice and harvesting. Map of Thailand explained. Bangkok, busy streets and markets. Children at school. Elephants used for logging and forestry work. Waterways and temples. Religious procession. Family life and Thai dancing.

    published: 02 Feb 2017
  • CAN322 KING BHUMIBOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT OF THAILAND VISIT BIRTHPLACE OF MOZART

    King Bhumibol and queen Sirikit of Thailand visit birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6f4f1edb0c35eddadd6dace41b5df63b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

    published: 28 Jul 2015
  • THAILAND: THAKSIN SHINAWATRA CHOSEN AS NEW PM

    English/Nat XFA Thaksin Shinawatra, one of Thailand's richest businessmen, was formally chosen by parliament on Friday as the country's new prime minister, about a month after his party won an unprecedented mandate in a general election. Thaksin's coalition government is expected to be one of the most stable in Thailand's history, but his own political future remains in jeopardy because of corruption charges. He could be kicked out of office if the Constitutional Court upholds an indictment by the National Counter Corruption Commission that he failed to make a mandatory asset declaration while serving in a previous government. The Constitutional Court hearing is expected to start soon, but how long it will last is not known. In the historic vote by the 500 members of parliam...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Thailand in the 1950's. Archive film 93212

    British Overseas Airways Corporation. B.O.A.C. Early air travel to the Far East. Asia. Bangkok, Siam. Close up of the front of the plane with the Bangkok flag flying. Collection of large structures in a circle form, traffic passing by and a rickshaw. Large buildings line the street, a tram passes by and rickshaws travel in the opposite direction, a car travels past too. A big white building, trees by the side of the road and some traffic going past, a pedestrian is also visible as is a rickshaw in the background. People stood and swimming in some water, a small child dives in, the banks lined with tall trees and the road just beside the bank, houses are also visible. A long, narrow boat is pushed along the muddy water, passing by houses as they go. A bridge over water is exceptionally bu...

    published: 24 Jan 2015
  • THAILAND: BANGKOK: LEADERS ARRIVE FOR ASEAN SUMMIT

    Natural Sound The heads of seven nations have arrived in Bangkok for an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. The leaders are expected to stress their support for more free trade within the group, aiming for a total free trade zone by 2010. But there are doubts the Indonesians will give their full support to a free trade zone because of fears their farmers will lose out. The ASEAN summit got underway here in Bangkok Thursday and will go on until Friday. Among the seven members attending the summit are President Fidel Ramos of the Philippines and Thailand's Prime Minister, Banharn Silapa-archa. The leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam are also here. They were all greeted by Mr Banharn at Thailand's Government House. Among them, Prim...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • THAILAND: ROYAL PRINCESS MOTHER TO BE CREMATED IN BANGKOK UPDATE

    Natural Sound Thailand bid its final farewell Sunday to its beloved Princess Mother. Over four thousand people - many dressed in elaborate court costumes - took part in the lavish funeral procession. The mother of King Bhumibol died last year. Her body will be cremated tonight. A nation controlled its grief as it bade its final farewells to the woman who began her life as a commoner but who later married a Prince. During her lifetime she bore her husband two sons who were destined to be Kings - thereby preserving Thailand's ancient royal lineage. The Princess Mother may have lived in majestic splendour but she never forgot her humble roots. She devoted her life to bringing proper medical care and good education to the remotest areas of Thailand. Her good works ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Philippines leader welcomed by Thailand PM

    (21 Mar 2017) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte met with Thailand's Prime Minister in Bangkok on Tuesday completing his tour of South East Asian countries undertaken since his election. The Philippines has the presidency of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. The two leaders met at Government House and reviewed an honour guard before holding bilateral talks covering issues including security, crime suppression and trade. The two governments signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of science and technology, tourism and agriculture. President Duterte flew in on Monday night from Myanmar where he met the country's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the military chief, as well as President Htin Kyaw. On Wednesday he will meet with business...

    published: 26 Mar 2017
  • Thailand - Burmese Troops Attack Karen Rebels

    T/I: 10:17:37 One of the world's longest-running insurgencies has abandoned its last major stronghold after an attack by Burmese troops, rebel and Thai sources said. The Burmese rained a barrage of artillery on the Karen rebel base of Kawmoora. On Wednesday troops poured into the former guerrilla base. Thai soldiers identified the troops as Burmese government forces, but the troops themselves said they were from a Karen rebel splinter group. SHOWS: BORDER AREA INSIDE THAILAND, OPPOSITE KAWMOORA BASE, 21/2 Thai soldiers atop apc soldiers standing about relaxed gvs of Karen soldiers sitting in grassland cu of karen soldiers pullout from emblem to face thai soldier karen refugees and Thai soldiers walking down trail people clambering into truck Karen refugees walkin...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Archive: Wattanothaipayap School Band Thailand at WMC 2013

    Show contest

    published: 01 May 2015
  • Cambodia/Thailand - Fighting continues

    T/I: 11:01:16 Besieged troops loyal to Cambodia's ousted premier on Tuesday (26/08) shattered an uneasy calm around their last bastion by unleashing a fresh attack on their powerful rivals. The fight, led by heavy cannons, mortars and machine-gun fire, came a day after the royalist Ranariddh troops clawed back crucial territory from the soldiers of Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, averting what seemed to be an imminent defeat. SHOWS: NEAR O SMACH, THAI-CAMBODIA BORDER 26/08 WS border gates - soldiers at border gates; WS of the gates, gunfire in the background; CU royalist flag; MS welcome to Cambodia sign; VS Thai troops digging bunkers; VS Thai soldier cleaning gun; VS border, heavy gunfire audible; VS wounded FUNCINPEC soldier being carried on a stretcher and onto ambu...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • THAILAND: NATIONAL ELECTIONS LATEST

    Thai/Nat Voters in Thailand's general election Saturday were choosing between an honest leader who has failed to pull the country out of economic crisis and a favoured - but tainted - tycoon promising renewed prosperity. The election is regarded as a crucial test for a democratic movement springing from the reformist 1997 Constitution. Favoured to emerge as Thailand's 31st prime minister is telecoms (b) billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra whose Thai Rak Thai, or Thai Love Thai, party is challenging the Democrats of Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai, the Mr. Clean of Thai politics. Chuan cast his vote in Trang on Saturday. After casting his vote, Chuan said he thought his party could capture more than the 123 seats it won in the last election. His opponent, Thaksin Shinawatra, cas...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Meteor Hits Thailand - Event Archive 30/10/2015

    Real footage meteorite shockwave and explosion. Very loud

    published: 02 Nov 2015
  • King Juan Carlos arrives for state visit, met by Thai king

    1. Aeroplane taxiing on runway 2. Spanish and Thai flags side by side 3. Spanish King Juan Carlos gets off plane with his wife Queen Sofia 4. Wide shot of troops standing to attention 5. Juan Carlos and Thai King Bhumipol Adelyadej walking together 6. Close up of Juan Carlos and Bhumipol 7. Wide shot of Juan Carlos and Bhumipol and military 8. Sofia and Thai Queen Sirikit standing together 9. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol walking together as a band plays 10. Close up of marines with bayonets 11. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol inspect the troops 12. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra looking on 13. Generals saluting 14. Cars with Spanish flags drive off 15. Exterior of the City Hall event building 16. Various shots of a portrait of the Spanish royal couple 17. Juan Carlos and...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • THAILAND: BANGKOK: FACTORY WORKERS PROTEST TURNS INTO RIOT

    Thai/Nat As Asia's economic crisis begins to affect ordinary people - unrest has broken out on the streets of Thailand. A protest by about 3-thousand workers at a factory outside Bangkok turned violent Tuesday night, and police called for hundreds of reinforcements to try to restore control. Workers at an auto parts factory were protesting a 30 percent salary cut and a reduction in their annual bonus. About 3-thousand workers began a protest early Tuesday afternoon outside the Thai Summit Auto Parts factory, 20 kilometers (10 miles) from the capital, Bangkok. The protesters became more aggressive after several hours and began to block the road, eventually causing police to block all traffic. After dark, the protestors began to throw stones and other objects at the factory...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • THAILAND: BANGKOK: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONFERENCE OPENS

    English/Nat A three-day conference aimed at improving environmental protection in South East Asia has opened in the Thai capital Bangkok. Delegates from across the region have been joined by environmental lawyers from the United States to help find a solution for some of the problems facing the world's fastest- growing economic zone. With the conference centred in the congested city of Bangkok delegates did not have to travel far to see some of the consequences of rapid economic growth without tough environmental laws. As Bangkok boomed, entire neighbourhoods were haphazardly built outside the law. In a keynote speech to the conference Thailand's former Prime Minister conceded that city dwellers in the region have paid a high price for the economic growth in which they ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • THAILAND: KING BHUMIBOL SAILS IN PROCESSION OF 52 GOLDEN BARGES

    Natural Sound Conjuring up visions of ancient Siamese splendour, Thailand's monarch sailed down Bangkok's River of Kings on Thursday in a fleet of 52 golden barges. The ceremony -- perhaps the most beautiful to be seen in Thailand for a decade - is the culmination of a year long celebration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 50 years on the throne. Thursday's celebrations to mark King Bhumibol's half a century rule began with a procession of royal barges, made from designs that were centuries old. The procession of 52 vessels stretched for more than half a mile (one kilometre) carrying the king and members of the royal family down river to the Buddhist monks who live in the Temple of Dawn. More than two thousand naval officers, in eighteenth century uniforms, propelled t...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
Top 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THAILAND

Top 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THAILAND

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Welcome to Top10Archive! History, nature, awe, wonder - all of these things and more await you in this incredible Archive! We're heading to Southeast Asia, between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia to explore Thailand, the Land of Smiles. Join us as we cover these ten amazing factoids of Thailand, spanning food, culture, and the weird! Support us by shopping on Amazon! http://tinyurl.com/njwyzzn 10. Thailand Cuisine 9. The Fame of Thailand 8. The Many Sites to See 7. Wildlife in Thailand 6. Thailand Customs and Traditions 5. Thailand and Sports 4. The Birth of “Siamese” 3. Founding Thailand 2. Air Pollution in Thailand 1. World Records from Thailand References: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4FMgDeNBwQaNEaav5PjtMQ https://www.youtube.com/user/bomberball https://www.youtube.com/user/Genierock https://www.youtube.com/user/welovekamikaze Voice Over Talent: https://www.youtube.com/user/thought2/
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Archive Historical Thailand Documentary

Archive Historical Thailand Documentary

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Video brought to you by the Travel and Tourism Foundation and Travelindex (http://Travelindex.com).
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Thailand-50th Anniversary Of King Bhumibol's Reign

Thailand-50th Anniversary Of King Bhumibol's Reign

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T/I: 10:48:42 GS 10:33:15 Millions of people across Thailand joined in the country's celebration of the century Sunday (9/6) for the Golden Jubilee of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Surrounded by thousands of guards in traditional uniforms and greeted with fanfares, the monarch's family began the day offering flowers and incense to honor the eight previous kings of the Chakri dynasty. SHOWS: Bangkok, Thailand (9/6) 0.00 soldiers in white uniforms debark bus 0.05 soldiers in brightly colored uniforms standing 0.09 soldiers walking away 0.15 ladies reading paper 0.19 pan across field of soldiers on parade. 0.27 king arrives 0.35 king conducting incense ceremony 0.40 ws military at attention 0.47 soldier succumbing to heat 0.52 guns firing, people celebrating in streets 0.56 ws ceremony 1.00 two girls praying 1.03 king walking to throne 1.17 ENDS You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/9050728ce299841aab075bc29392beb0 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Archive: Suranaree Marching band Thailand at WMC 2013

Archive: Suranaree Marching band Thailand at WMC 2013

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  • Updated: 02 May 2015
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Show contest, complete show
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THAILAND: BANGKOK: OLYMPIC WINNERS OFFER MEDALS TO KING

THAILAND: BANGKOK: OLYMPIC WINNERS OFFER MEDALS TO KING

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Natural Sound Two Thai boxers, fresh from their victories in the Atlanta games, have given their Olympic medals away. The medals were presented to the King of Thailand as a commemorative gift for his fiftieth anniversary on the throne. The sporting heroes were honoured by the monarch as a credit to their country. Gold medallist Somluck Kamsing and bronze medallist Vichai Rachanont, still flush with their Olympic boxing success, were granted an audience with His Majesty the King at the Chitralada Palace on Saturday evening. The King praised the Thai boxing team and told them they deserve recognition for an historic sporting achievement which has enhanced Thailand's reputation abroad. The monarch rewarded both Somluck and Vichai with a copy of his latest work of translation - the Mahajanaka - and a gold pendant, once the two had handed over their Olympic medals. All boxers taking part in the Atlanta Games had promised to bring back any medals they won as a gift to His Majesty the King as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations for the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ebc17d1ecd2698d9388275e927c9ba72 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SYND 28 11 76 KING BHUMIPON OF THAILAND OPENS NEW PARLIAMENT

SYND 28 11 76 KING BHUMIPON OF THAILAND OPENS NEW PARLIAMENT

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king Bhumipon officially opened Thailand's new parliament on Thursday (November 25), The National Reform Administrative Assembly. This body, which is comprised of 340 members, was picked by the military junta which swept to power at the beginning of October. One hundred and forty of the members are military officers, the others is this conservative body come from business and political circles. Thailand's government is attempting to improve its international image, and has released on bail, political prisoners seized during the coup. King Bhumipon made a short speech during which he called on all Thais to work together for the good of the country You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0a299a01003a7555743bd25fb7a5af91 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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SYND 1 4 75 CAMBODIAN PRESIDENT LON NOL ARRIVES TO THAILAND

SYND 1 4 75 CAMBODIAN PRESIDENT LON NOL ARRIVES TO THAILAND

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Cambodian President Lon Nol arrives to Thailand. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/41c159911cbb8e6f3abe2750b3b8ffda Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thailand - Thai soldier killed in fighting

Thailand - Thai soldier killed in fighting

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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T/I: 10:00:30 Thai soldiers opened fire from Chong Chom, Thailand on Second Prime Minister Hun Sen's troops across the border in Cambodia on Wednesday (27/8) after a Thai soldier was killed and two injured when artillery overshot the border during a major assault on royalist soldiers. Intense fighting with heavy artillery, mortars and small arms erupted on Wednesday afternoon. The fighting was the heaviest in two weeks around the border village of O Smach, where outnumbered and outgunned soldiers loyal to deposed co-premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh have put up a stubborn defence. SHOWS: CHONG CHOM, THAILAND 27/8 WS border post; CU sign; VS journalists at border; Cambodian side of border with sound of gunfire; VS pro-Ranariddh soldiers on Cambodian side; VS hut on fire on Cambodian side; VS Thai soldiers at border area; hiding in trench as shells land; command post; Thai soldiers moving near border; journalist and soldiers under cover; Incoming round explodes on Cambodian side of border; wounded pro-Ranariddh soldiers being brought over to Thai side for treatment; VS Thai soldiers helping evacuated wounded pro-Ranariddh soldiers; Incoming round explodes on Thai side of border; dead Thai soldier Sergeant Pichit Jaikla carried off; dead soldier on ground; man treating wounded Cambodian soldier; wounded Cambodian soldier carried off; wounded Cambodian in sling; carried off in sling; Interiors Cap Choeng hospital; VS wounded Thai soldiers being treated; dead soldier on hospital bed; 3.44 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8ef385dbccdf6b77402baa2a0be8d327 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thailand, rice farming.  Archive film 9678

Thailand, rice farming. Archive film 9678

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Thailand. Planting rice and harvesting. Map of Thailand explained. Bangkok, busy streets and markets. Children at school. Elephants used for logging and forestry work. Waterways and temples. Religious procession. Family life and Thai dancing.
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CAN322 KING BHUMIBOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT OF THAILAND VISIT BIRTHPLACE OF MOZART

CAN322 KING BHUMIBOL AND QUEEN SIRIKIT OF THAILAND VISIT BIRTHPLACE OF MOZART

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King Bhumibol and queen Sirikit of Thailand visit birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6f4f1edb0c35eddadd6dace41b5df63b Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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THAILAND: THAKSIN SHINAWATRA CHOSEN AS NEW PM

THAILAND: THAKSIN SHINAWATRA CHOSEN AS NEW PM

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English/Nat XFA Thaksin Shinawatra, one of Thailand's richest businessmen, was formally chosen by parliament on Friday as the country's new prime minister, about a month after his party won an unprecedented mandate in a general election. Thaksin's coalition government is expected to be one of the most stable in Thailand's history, but his own political future remains in jeopardy because of corruption charges. He could be kicked out of office if the Constitutional Court upholds an indictment by the National Counter Corruption Commission that he failed to make a mandatory asset declaration while serving in a previous government. The Constitutional Court hearing is expected to start soon, but how long it will last is not known. In the historic vote by the 500 members of parliament on Friday, Thaksin received 340 votes, with 127 lawmakers casting ballots against him. There were 30 abstentions, including Thaksin. The house speaker and two deputy speakers traditionally do not vote. The vote, which completed a constitutional formality, was a foregone conclusion following his Thai Rak Thai party's landslide victory in the January 6 election. In another formality, King Bhumibol Adulyadej will endorse Thaksin's election, most likely later Friday, and install Thaksin as Thailand's 23rd prime minister. After the vote, Thaksin told reporters that his first priority was solving Thailand's economic problems. He said he also would try to improve relations with Myanmar. The two countries have had disagreements over issues such as drug smuggling, refugees and rebel activities. Thaksin, 51, who entered politics only six years ago, is the first businessman to hold the prime minister's post. He handed control of his telecommunications empire to his wife and son just before the general election, but is still believed to hold the business reins. In two rounds of elections, the Thai Rak Thai, or Thai Love Thai, party won 248 seats in the lower house of parliament, the House of Representatives. Two other parties in his coalition hold 77 seats, giving it a comfortable 325-seat majority. Also, the coalition has been promised the support of 15 deputies belonging to two smaller parties. Earlier on Friday, the coalition lawmakers defeated a motion by the opposition members to hold a debate on Thaksin's political record, given his indictment by the corruption commission. However, disillusionment with Thaksin could set in early if he fails to keep his generous election promises, including the proposed 1 million baht (US dlrs 23,255) fund for each of Thailand's 70-thousand villages and a three-year debt moratorium for farmers. Born to a well-to-do trading family in the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thaksin first opted for a career in the police and studied criminology in the United States. While he was on the national police force, his wife, Potjaman - daughter of a high-ranking officer - managed companies that secured contracts to supply computers to state firms. Thaksin resigned from the police in 1987 to take over management of his companies and began moving into telecommunications. In 1990, he got an exclusive government license to operate a mobile phone service. While no longer a monopoly, his company, Advanced Information Service, is Thailand's leading mobile phone operator. In 1994, Thaksin briefly joined the government as foreign minister, but stepped down amid questions about possible conflicts of interest. His companies were pursuing telecommunications contracts abroad. Thaksin won a parliament seat in 1995 and served as head of the small Palang Dharma party. He served as deputy prime minister from July 1995 to February 1996, taking up the post again in 1997. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e26b0f00a6e9b462c5b66aa82f330259 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thailand in the 1950's.  Archive film 93212

Thailand in the 1950's. Archive film 93212

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British Overseas Airways Corporation. B.O.A.C. Early air travel to the Far East. Asia. Bangkok, Siam. Close up of the front of the plane with the Bangkok flag flying. Collection of large structures in a circle form, traffic passing by and a rickshaw. Large buildings line the street, a tram passes by and rickshaws travel in the opposite direction, a car travels past too. A big white building, trees by the side of the road and some traffic going past, a pedestrian is also visible as is a rickshaw in the background. People stood and swimming in some water, a small child dives in, the banks lined with tall trees and the road just beside the bank, houses are also visible. A long, narrow boat is pushed along the muddy water, passing by houses as they go. A bridge over water is exceptionally busy with people passing to and from the city, with both pedestrians and people, various boats in the foreground and one travels along the water and begins to pass under the bridge. Aerial viewpoint down onto the river, the city clearly visible in the background and buildings in front of the river too. 2 people dressed in yellow head into a temple, the camera rolls out over the water, showing boats moving in both directions and the city behind them. A temple with a red and black roof looks quite attractive. Close up of a statue of a man in a top hat, an archway visible behind him and the side of the temple. Another statue of a man in a top hat, this one however looks quite scary, temple is also visible behind him. A man with a broom sweeps in front of the archway, which has a statue to either side, a man dressed in yellow approaches. A white building with 2 smaller black statues outside, 2 people emerge from either side dressed up and appear to be doing some sort of dance, close up is given making the clothes more visible, 2 more join them, followed by another pair and another, they all dance in unison. Triangle pieces of fabric with various pictures on are held down by small rocks, they all touch on the edges. People are stood around the artwork and a little boy approaches a selection of what appear to be kites and buys one. A little boy unravels the string and holds the kite into the air, he is surrounded by lots of other small children. The kite is up in the air and has caught the wind. A man picks up a much bigger version and carries it away from the crowds. A man with a basket in his lap unwinds the string belonging to the kite. A man hands out strings to people close by. Kites are shown flying high in the sky. People stand by watching as the large kite is positioned to be lifted into the air, the man at the end of the string prepares himself. The kite is thrown into the air, the man jumps up as he does so and watches it take off. The man pulls back on the string as the kite lifts to the air. He lets the string go and the kite lifts fairly high and floats about in the air. The gentleman pulls and adjusts the string appropriately, the crowd staring to the sky. Kite shown in the air again, it dips occasionally but catches the wind again. The man pulls on the string quite hard several times. The kite is a fair distance away now, just visible. Man continues to pull on the string. Close up of the kite in the air. Man points to something as though giving an instruction. The children are running around playing. Gentleman carries on watching the flag intently. Close up in the air again, another smaller flag visible. Man pulls the string from side to side as though steering it. The children run, holding onto a rope. The crowd watches as the man leans back into them trying to control the kite. Kite flying through the air. The kids skip around playfully. Man watches his kite with deep concentration, as do the others around him. Kite gradually comes to the ground. A much smaller kite, in the shape of a bird is floating in the breeze. Children stand around watching, a young boy is flying his kite. Small boy blowing bubbles through a straw. Few young children sat on or near a canal boat, they blow bubbles up into the air. Close up of a boys happy face as he watches the bubbles float away. Aero plane flying through the sky.
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THAILAND: BANGKOK: LEADERS ARRIVE FOR ASEAN SUMMIT

THAILAND: BANGKOK: LEADERS ARRIVE FOR ASEAN SUMMIT

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Natural Sound The heads of seven nations have arrived in Bangkok for an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. The leaders are expected to stress their support for more free trade within the group, aiming for a total free trade zone by 2010. But there are doubts the Indonesians will give their full support to a free trade zone because of fears their farmers will lose out. The ASEAN summit got underway here in Bangkok Thursday and will go on until Friday. Among the seven members attending the summit are President Fidel Ramos of the Philippines and Thailand's Prime Minister, Banharn Silapa-archa. The leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam are also here. They were all greeted by Mr Banharn at Thailand's Government House. Among them, Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet of Vietnam and Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's Prime Minister. They will concentrate on the important issue of free trade in their region and are expected to show strong support for more free trade within the group and a total free trade zone by 2010. But there have been doubts as to whether the Indonesians will give full support to a free trade zone because of fears their farmers will lose out. President Suharto of Indonesia inspected a guard of honour on his arrival in Bangkok for the summit. Next to come was Dr Mahathir Mohammad, the Malaysian Prime Minister. After the formalities, the leaders gathered for an informal dinner at the Normandie Grill in Bangkok's Oriental Hotel. On Friday the seven nations will be joined by the leaders of Cambodia, Burma and Laos for the signing of a non-nuclear zone treaty. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/de6e4e4c9b0724f37c727445c64c50bc Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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THAILAND: ROYAL PRINCESS MOTHER TO BE CREMATED IN BANGKOK UPDATE

THAILAND: ROYAL PRINCESS MOTHER TO BE CREMATED IN BANGKOK UPDATE

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Natural Sound Thailand bid its final farewell Sunday to its beloved Princess Mother. Over four thousand people - many dressed in elaborate court costumes - took part in the lavish funeral procession. The mother of King Bhumibol died last year. Her body will be cremated tonight. A nation controlled its grief as it bade its final farewells to the woman who began her life as a commoner but who later married a Prince. During her lifetime she bore her husband two sons who were destined to be Kings - thereby preserving Thailand's ancient royal lineage. The Princess Mother may have lived in majestic splendour but she never forgot her humble roots. She devoted her life to bringing proper medical care and good education to the remotest areas of Thailand. Her good works earned her the lifelong respect and love of her countrymen. The elaborate Buddhist funeral rites began in the early morning and the entire event was televised throughout the whole of Thailand - taking up fifteen hours of air time. Her son King Bhumibol Aduyadej and Queen Sirikit visited the Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to perform religious rites for the symbolic cremation. The Queen's body was transported in a two hundred year old chariot, to the site of a specially constructed seven tier funeral pyre. The actual cremation will occur later in the evening (Sunday), with the King and Queen presiding over the ceremony. According to ancient Thai tradition her soul will return to the heavenly dwelling she enjoyed before this life. The funeral procession is an elaborate show of pomp and circumstance, and Thais from all walks of life turned out in force to pay their respects. They've had almost a year to mourn the loss of a woman who made a profound contribution to their society. Her legacy will carry on despite her death. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1d4f60eb47450e8339339a3419385a0e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Philippines leader welcomed by Thailand PM

Philippines leader welcomed by Thailand PM

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(21 Mar 2017) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte met with Thailand's Prime Minister in Bangkok on Tuesday completing his tour of South East Asian countries undertaken since his election. The Philippines has the presidency of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year. The two leaders met at Government House and reviewed an honour guard before holding bilateral talks covering issues including security, crime suppression and trade. The two governments signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of science and technology, tourism and agriculture. President Duterte flew in on Monday night from Myanmar where he met the country's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the military chief, as well as President Htin Kyaw. On Wednesday he will meet with business leaders and with members of the Phlippines community in Thailand which is put at around 16,000. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/8312aa0dd4148a318235ab704db37183 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Thailand - Burmese Troops Attack Karen Rebels

Thailand - Burmese Troops Attack Karen Rebels

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T/I: 10:17:37 One of the world's longest-running insurgencies has abandoned its last major stronghold after an attack by Burmese troops, rebel and Thai sources said. The Burmese rained a barrage of artillery on the Karen rebel base of Kawmoora. On Wednesday troops poured into the former guerrilla base. Thai soldiers identified the troops as Burmese government forces, but the troops themselves said they were from a Karen rebel splinter group. SHOWS: BORDER AREA INSIDE THAILAND, OPPOSITE KAWMOORA BASE, 21/2 Thai soldiers atop apc soldiers standing about relaxed gvs of Karen soldiers sitting in grassland cu of karen soldiers pullout from emblem to face thai soldier karen refugees and Thai soldiers walking down trail people clambering into truck Karen refugees walking along trail towards truck people boarding truck ca media children and boys seated in grass Karen soldiers on ground cu badge on Karen's hat cu emblem on shirt Thai soldiers walking with supplies 2.05 ends You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5cea4ebe3c0c6f094731e396b67715d5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Archive: Wattanothaipayap School Band Thailand at WMC 2013

Archive: Wattanothaipayap School Band Thailand at WMC 2013

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Show contest
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Cambodia/Thailand - Fighting continues

Cambodia/Thailand - Fighting continues

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T/I: 11:01:16 Besieged troops loyal to Cambodia's ousted premier on Tuesday (26/08) shattered an uneasy calm around their last bastion by unleashing a fresh attack on their powerful rivals. The fight, led by heavy cannons, mortars and machine-gun fire, came a day after the royalist Ranariddh troops clawed back crucial territory from the soldiers of Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, averting what seemed to be an imminent defeat. SHOWS: NEAR O SMACH, THAI-CAMBODIA BORDER 26/08 WS border gates - soldiers at border gates; WS of the gates, gunfire in the background; CU royalist flag; MS welcome to Cambodia sign; VS Thai troops digging bunkers; VS Thai soldier cleaning gun; VS border, heavy gunfire audible; VS wounded FUNCINPEC soldier being carried on a stretcher and onto ambulance van; WS ambulance; VS soldiers going to front; MS more sound of heavy round of gunfire; VS media ducking for cover as shells come in; MS Reuters camerman grazed in the leg by incoming fire from an AK 47; Reuters cameraman talking to military officials and showing him injuries WS border buildings, gunfire audible; MS Thai soldiers; 3.00 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e220dd321e1fc71d936d31966c409877 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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THAILAND: NATIONAL ELECTIONS LATEST

THAILAND: NATIONAL ELECTIONS LATEST

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Thai/Nat Voters in Thailand's general election Saturday were choosing between an honest leader who has failed to pull the country out of economic crisis and a favoured - but tainted - tycoon promising renewed prosperity. The election is regarded as a crucial test for a democratic movement springing from the reformist 1997 Constitution. Favoured to emerge as Thailand's 31st prime minister is telecoms (b) billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra whose Thai Rak Thai, or Thai Love Thai, party is challenging the Democrats of Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai, the Mr. Clean of Thai politics. Chuan cast his vote in Trang on Saturday. After casting his vote, Chuan said he thought his party could capture more than the 123 seats it won in the last election. His opponent, Thaksin Shinawatra, cast his vote in Bangkok. As many as a quarter of winners Saturday may be disqualified for cheating, according to sources in the Election Commission, one of several tough watchdog bodies. This would lead to new voting, but the Election Commission promised to announce results in time to comply with the law that Parliament must meet within a month of balloting. MPs later found guilty could still be unseated. Should he win the prime ministership, Thaksin himself might be ousted if the Constitutional Court sustains a ruling by the National Counter Corruption Commission that he concealed some of his vast assets while serving in a previous government. Thaksin, 51, the founder of Thailand's biggest telecommunications conglomerate, has quickened the pulse of the 43 million registered voters with a slick and well-financed election campaign. He has accused Chuan of failing to lift Thailand from the 1997 economic crisis, selling the country to foreign investors and neglecting the poor rural masses. Thai Rak Thai promises to allot one (m) million baht (dlrs 23,800) to every one of Thailand's 70-thousand villages and to impose a three-year moratorium on interest payments by indebted farmers. Thaksin also plans a state asset management company that would prop up indebted local firms, defending them from foreign takeover. During hard economic times, the public has grown tired of the corruption-free but uninspiring Chuan, Thailand's longest-serving civilian prime minister and veteran politician. Chuan, a lawyer by training, took office in November 1997 in the depths of the financial crisis as the head of a seven-party coalition after the previous prime minister, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, resigned. The government has managed to stabilize the currency and revive exports, but this year high global oil prices have stunted economic growth amid criticism Chuan has neglected the plight of the poor Opinion polls have forecast Thai Rak Thai could win 200 or more of the 500 seats, positioning it well to form a coalition government. SOUNDBITE: (Thai) "There is still a chance, I think we will do better than we expected in central Thailand and in the north east." SUPER CAPTION: Chuan Lee Kpai SOUNDBITE: (English) "Today I feel very relieved on the party's side. Now I have to plan to work for the country. I have been working hard for the party already." SUPER CAPTION: Thaksin Shinawatra You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0c526f2c0943d40aefda3807b5a6cbb4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Meteor Hits Thailand - Event Archive 30/10/2015

Meteor Hits Thailand - Event Archive 30/10/2015

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Real footage meteorite shockwave and explosion. Very loud
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King Juan Carlos arrives for state visit, met by Thai king

King Juan Carlos arrives for state visit, met by Thai king

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1. Aeroplane taxiing on runway 2. Spanish and Thai flags side by side 3. Spanish King Juan Carlos gets off plane with his wife Queen Sofia 4. Wide shot of troops standing to attention 5. Juan Carlos and Thai King Bhumipol Adelyadej walking together 6. Close up of Juan Carlos and Bhumipol 7. Wide shot of Juan Carlos and Bhumipol and military 8. Sofia and Thai Queen Sirikit standing together 9. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol walking together as a band plays 10. Close up of marines with bayonets 11. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol inspect the troops 12. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra looking on 13. Generals saluting 14. Cars with Spanish flags drive off 15. Exterior of the City Hall event building 16. Various shots of a portrait of the Spanish royal couple 17. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol walking towards the event building 18. Honour guard standing to attention 19. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol enter the building 20. Bangkok governor bows and gives Juan Carlos a key to the city 21. Juan Carlos shakes the governor's hand 22. Thai dignitaries watching 23. SOUNDBITE: (English) King Juan Carlos of Spain: "We wish to thank the people of Bangkok for the magnificent hospitality they extend to their visitors, and particularly to the thousands of my Spanish compatriots who visit this city every year." 24. Bhumipol listening 25. Thai and Spanish flags outside building 26. Juan Carlos and Bhumipol walking together surrounded by military STORYLINE: Spanish King Juan Carlos arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday for a state visit that Spanish officials hope will boost cultural, economic and military ties with Thailand. Juan Carlos last visited Thailand in 1987, and the royal families have maintained a cordial relationship for over four decades. The first Thai language version of Spain's literary classic, "Don Quixote", will be presented on Wednesday with Juan Carlos in attendance. It will be the 85th foreign language edition of the work, which celebrated its 400th anniversary last year. The heads of Spain's top 30 companies are part of the royal entourage, and they hope to boost business co-operation during the three day visit. A Thai-Spanish trade and investment forum is scheduled for Thursday. Spanish companies will be invited to explore the possibilities surrounding infrastructure projects worth 42 (m) million US dollars, which were recently announced by the government of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Spanish business delegation will also meet with Thaksin on Thursday. Military ties between the two nations have been strong, according to the Spanish ambassador to Thailand, who said the two countries' navies have particularly strong ties. Many senior Thai naval officers, including most admirals, have trained in Spain and can speak Spanish fluently. Several Thai battleships, including the Chakri Narubet, were built by Spanish firms. During his visit, Juan Carlos is expected to attend a review at the Royal Thai Navy's headquarters on Wednesday. The first Thai King to visit Spain was Chulalongkorn, the fifth of the Chakri dynasty, in 1897, while in 1962 Thai King Bhumipol Adelyadej took his queen to Spain. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/72688fca28f6b622dd9e4dd5adb2a03f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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THAILAND: BANGKOK: FACTORY WORKERS PROTEST TURNS INTO RIOT

THAILAND: BANGKOK: FACTORY WORKERS PROTEST TURNS INTO RIOT

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Thai/Nat As Asia's economic crisis begins to affect ordinary people - unrest has broken out on the streets of Thailand. A protest by about 3-thousand workers at a factory outside Bangkok turned violent Tuesday night, and police called for hundreds of reinforcements to try to restore control. Workers at an auto parts factory were protesting a 30 percent salary cut and a reduction in their annual bonus. About 3-thousand workers began a protest early Tuesday afternoon outside the Thai Summit Auto Parts factory, 20 kilometers (10 miles) from the capital, Bangkok. The protesters became more aggressive after several hours and began to block the road, eventually causing police to block all traffic. After dark, the protestors began to throw stones and other objects at the factory, including firebombs, TV and radio reports said. Stones, wood and other debris could be seen later on the factory grounds. A police official interviewed on radio said that the 100 police at the scene were not enough to control the situation, as it was feared the workers would try to burn the factory down. In December 1996, workers burned down a factory belonging to the Japanese company Sanyo in a similar protest over bonuses. SOUNDBITE: (Thai) "It is a terrible thing - the economy - everybody knows. But they should not do this. That is what I feel." SUPER CAPTION: Thawee Jarungsathitphong, Factory Information Technology Manager It was not just police hitting the protestors - even some reporters joined in the violence - throwing rocks at protesters and beating them up. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b7b208ce2af63ac5156d182ab76bbf42 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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THAILAND: BANGKOK: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONFERENCE OPENS

THAILAND: BANGKOK: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONFERENCE OPENS

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English/Nat A three-day conference aimed at improving environmental protection in South East Asia has opened in the Thai capital Bangkok. Delegates from across the region have been joined by environmental lawyers from the United States to help find a solution for some of the problems facing the world's fastest- growing economic zone. With the conference centred in the congested city of Bangkok delegates did not have to travel far to see some of the consequences of rapid economic growth without tough environmental laws. As Bangkok boomed, entire neighbourhoods were haphazardly built outside the law. In a keynote speech to the conference Thailand's former Prime Minister conceded that city dwellers in the region have paid a high price for the economic growth in which they share. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It is undeniable that one of the side-effects of rapid economic growth in South Asia has been the emergence of vast, largely unplanned, urban conurbations. The haphazard way in which it has developed in places like Bangkok, Manila and Jakarta is contributing to worsening traffic chaos, air and water pollution and a general reduction in the quality of life." SUPER CAPTION: Anand Panyarachun, Former Prime Minister of Thailand With the involvement of leading American environmental lawyers, the conference hopes to persuade policy-makers to enforce environmental law. But for all its faults some claim the economic growth that brings such chaos also brings better education and eventually a more environmentally-aware public. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Yes. Economic well-being has the effect of worsening environmental problems, but also of providing public support for the environment and support for environmental law and an improved environment." SUPER CAPTION: Michelle B. Corash, American Environmental Lawyer Many seasoned environmental lawyers from the US believe less developed South East Asian countries like Cambodia and Burma have an opportunity to avoid the environmental devastation that neighbours like Thailand have already endured. SOUNDBITE: (English) "They have seen what is happened to the Thai environment as the Thai economy boomed and they now wish to avoid the disadvantages of economic growth. We hear people talking about environmental law and protection in Cambodia well ahead of the time that countries like Indonesia and Thailand touched on such issues in their economic development." SUPER CAPTION: Michelle B. Corash, American Environmental Lawyer When the conference concludes on Friday it hopes to offer South East Asian governments firm proposals for strengthening their environmental laws, with lessons from neighbours and the United States. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4be6ec527af78a00608e53580c7044d6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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THAILAND: KING BHUMIBOL SAILS IN PROCESSION OF 52 GOLDEN BARGES

THAILAND: KING BHUMIBOL SAILS IN PROCESSION OF 52 GOLDEN BARGES

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Natural Sound Conjuring up visions of ancient Siamese splendour, Thailand's monarch sailed down Bangkok's River of Kings on Thursday in a fleet of 52 golden barges. The ceremony -- perhaps the most beautiful to be seen in Thailand for a decade - is the culmination of a year long celebration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 50 years on the throne. Thursday's celebrations to mark King Bhumibol's half a century rule began with a procession of royal barges, made from designs that were centuries old. The procession of 52 vessels stretched for more than half a mile (one kilometre) carrying the king and members of the royal family down river to the Buddhist monks who live in the Temple of Dawn. More than two thousand naval officers, in eighteenth century uniforms, propelled the stately craft - ancient rowing songs, relayed to speakers via satellite, ensured they kept rhythm. The procession glided past the glittering gold and glass spires of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the old Grand Palace, with the oarsmen chanting all the way. The flotilla was more than 3,600 feet long and almost 300 feet wide and traveled nearly two miles. Thailand's King Bhumibol is already the world's longest-reigning monarch. This was deemed the most spectacular way of bringing the celebrations marking his rule to a climax. The King's barge was launched this year - the first such vessel to be built in 82 years. It's encrusted with gold and glass mosaic along the entire length of its 44 metres. Fifty oarsmen were on board - one for each year of his reign. The vessels themselves were once used as river battleships. The Royal Barge procession dates back to the twelfth century, when it was the traditional way for Siamese monarchs to travel to a royal temple. Thursday's procession ended at Bangkok's Temple of the Dawn, in the middle of a tropical storm. As his forefathers had done, the King presented new saffron-coloured robes to the monks, to mark the end of the Buddhist period of Lent. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7c92cf90e8b4291db2d10546db25a747 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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