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  Ramkamhaeng Maha Raj

 

Thailand

Statue of King Ramkamhaeng, ruler of Sukhothai from 1279 to 1298 AD, who is deemed a Maha Raj, i.e. a ‘Great King’, at Uthayaan Rachaphak (fig.). He designed the Thai script, deriving it from Khmer, introduced absolute monarchy and made Theravada Buddhism the official religion.

See also LIST OF THAI KINGS, HISTORY & MONARCHY, and THUMBNAILS of GREAT KINGS.

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