King Taksin the Great

June 27, 2011

In Tak, in northern Thailand, there is a shrine and statue for King Taksin the Great (1734-1782). He is not only the most famous native of this province, but he is heroically known for expelling the Burmese from Thailand after the defeat and subsequent destruction of Ayutthaya in 1767. He later moved the capital of Thailand to Thonburi, across the river from Bangkok, where he reigned for a short number of years.

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