Thai Civilization/Economic Foundation of the Thai Society

Economic Foundation of the Thai SocietyEdit

Thailand has recognized itself as a country with agriculture-based society. In the past, most Thais were farmers.

The stone inscription says that Thailand is a fertile land --- there are fish in water and rice in the field pr "Nai Nam Mi Pla, Nai Na Mi Khao." Thailand has been a rice-growing society for many centuries. The Thai word for 'rice' is 'khao.'


Gradually, Thailand has developed into an industrialized state like many other countries in the world.

However, agriculture remains its back-bone of the economy. Its exports include rice, rubber, sugar, bananas, pineapples, and other agricultural products. In fact, the Thai government has branded Thailand as 'a great kitchen of the world.'