The national anthem is considered a song representing or symbolizing the country. It can represent the art, culture, and livelihood of that country. In Thailand, importance was first given to a national anthem in the reign of King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V), impressed by the examples he found in Western countries. Thailand has had seven national anthems.
Each of them is full of stories and background that shape the anthem in each period. The seventh national anthem is the one that is used currently. It began to be officially used on 10 December 1939 and has lasted all the way to the present. The lyrics were written by Luang Saranuprapan (Nuan Pajinpayak) and the melody was composed by Phra Chenduriyang.
Thai national anthem
Thailand unites the flesh and blood of Thais. The land of Thailand belongs to the Thais.
Long has been our independence, wish sovereignty allowed to maintain it, Because Thais have been united forever.
The Thais are peaceful and loving, but are not cowards in war. Our sovereignty will never be threatened,
We will sacrifice every drop of our blood for our nation. We are ready to die for freedom, security, and prosperity! Chaiyo