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Thailand Buddhist tourism of origin

        The origin of Buddhism was introduced into Thailand

 Many sources believe that Buddhism was transmitted to Thailand in the early 3rd century BC (circa 241 AD) following the propagation of the great Dharma of the Asoka Buddhist King (Ashoka) to Tich.  Lan and Burma.  PG Thailand (PGTL) later received more evangelists from Burma in 1044 and the shamans from Sri Lanka in 1155. Most are according to the PG Theravada tradition.  However, PG only really reset the foundation, development and profound influence on Thai society from Sukhothai Dynasty (1237-1456).  During this period, there were many kings of the Buddha Dharma, built temples, supported the training of talents to develop the Dharma, even many monastic practitioners, such as King Ramkhamheng and King Lithai.

 In particular, King Lithai is a king of intelligent, compassionate Buddhists who loves people like his children, including those who confront him, who oppose Thailand.  He built a temple and cast many Buddha statues during his reign.  Large bronze statues are still worshiped at Buddhajinarai Temple, Phrarinatnahadhatu Temple, Sadassana Temple, etc.  all cast from his time.

 Next to the Ayudhya dynasties (1350-1766), Thonburi (1766-?) And Bangkok dynasty (1782-so far) established by King Rama I, PG has continued to thrive in all areas.  Especially the Kings in the Bangkok dynasty, many of them have been monks to study and compose many valuable PG literary works to devote to life.

 It can be said that the Bangkok dynasty is a dynasty that supports PG in all aspects.  Especially King Rama V (King Mongkut) who has been ordained as a Buddhist monk at Bovoranives Temple, has re-edited the Tripitaka, in Pali, in 1888, and completed in 1893 with 39 volumes.                                              
                                                                        This is the first set of the Tripitaka PG in the world in Pali language printed on paper (previously written only on the leaves).  The Tripitaka is then pushed out a lot to give to the PG in the world.  The king also established the Dhammayuttika school of monks and nuns, still active until today in the Northeast, parallel to the main sect of Mahanikaya, a sect of Thai monks.

 In 1934, King Rama VII reformed into 45 episodes, symbolizing the number of years of Buddha's preaching.  This Tripitaka came in 1940, under King Rama VIII's reign, the Tissadeva High Priest gathered more than 200 Pali language monks to translate into Thai.  In the end, the Thai Tripitaka was completed in 1952, including 70 volumes, including 42 volumes of Tibetan Sutra, 13 sets of Vinaya and 25 episodes of Tibetan Sutra, this great work of printing fees.  contributed by the entire people and the Thai Government at that time.
 In the reign of King Bhulmibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) from 1946 to now, PG has steadily developed in the fields of culture, health and education.  In particular, the king supported the work of bringing the Buddhist Tipitaka (Tipitaka) into the CD-ROM electronic system, which began to be implemented in 1987 to commemorate his first birthday.  60 of you.  To date, four CD-ROMs have been completed, including Pali, Thai, Burmese, Khmer and Sri Lankan, for a total of 115 volumes, 50,189 pages, 210 billion words (each containing about 500 million words).

 Temples and monks played a very important role in Thai society over 700 years.  We will in turn explore their roles in the following education, economic, cultural and social fields: