Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. It is also known for its beautiful places and unique culture, which makes me feel very proud of being a Thai.
I am proud to be Thai because Thailand is located in Southeast Asia and has a lot of beautiful places to visit. Even though I’m Thai, I still visit many places again and again because I find them very attractive.
I live in Bangkok which is the capital city of Thailand and offers a lot of tasty food which I love to eat. Since Thailand is very well known for its foods like tom yum, som tam, and a dish called Pad Thai, foreigners love to eat our dishes.
I also feel proud to be a Thai because of its unique culture. Greeting is an important symbol in our culture. When you greet people, you have to smile and ‘wai’. ‘Wai’ is a tradition on how you greet people or pay respect. It is like an international symbol of shaking hands or bowing. When you ‘wai’, you need to put your palms into the shape of a lotus. Also, Thai people respect elderly and almost everyone by saying ‘ka’ or ‘krub’.
The last reason why I am proud to be a Thai is that, we had a great king, King Bhumibol Adulayadej, who has recently passed away. We Thais loved our king. We always considered him as our ‘father’ and our queen as our ‘mother’. Our king put his efforts on developing the country. He was different from other kings around the world. This is because he always thought of us. He discovered ways to help improve the soil and fight drought. He was the heart of Thailand. Even though he is no more with us, he will be in our hearts forever.
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