But the Siameses which were at that expedition, do not know of that famous Lake, from whence our Geographers make the River Menam
arise, and to which, according to them, this City gave its Names: which makes me to think either that it is more distant than our Geographers have conceived, or that there is no such Lake ...
"We searched for key historic figures in the MENAM
region to give us perspectives on how their artistic movements started.
Here then we have four new polities, three of which are closely linked to the sea, arising in the twelfth to thirteenth centuries in the Menam
DAY 5 AYUTTHAYA North of the capital through the fertile Menam
lowlands is Thailand's "rice bowl." Dams and canals are all over the countryside of this wide, fertile plain.
[He, being thus described, married whom?] Sa evambhutah Menam
As many as sixty-six royal balons (or richly decorated gondolas) awaited Chaumont and his party at the mouth of the Menam
Chao Phraya, where a particularly splendid vessel was reserved for the ambassador and Choisy.(54) "A Portuguese whom the King [of Siam] had made General of the Troops in Bangkok" (probably a mestizo) also attended Chaumont as a special courtesy "[to] give orders for all things."(55) Four ornate craft were appointed, as well, to carry the various members of the French entourage, while in two columns on either side of the chevalier's balon the gondolas of twelve court mandarins served as an escort.
Homan van der Heide, General Report on Irrigation and Drainage in the Lower Menam
Valley (Bangkok: Ministry of Agriculture, 1903), p.
He suggests that it must be located in the Menam
valley, but is no more definite.
This must be considered in the light of a growing opinion that at this time the population of the Menam
basin was possibly more Mon or Khmer in its culture.
In August 1886, with what authority was not clear, he proposed an effective dismemberment of Siam by Britain and France, leaving to Bangkok only the central Menam
The more ambitious French colonialists saw the acquisition of the Lao territories as a step towards imposing French control over Siam,(19) even though given the dominant position Britain enjoyed in the valley of the Menam
Chao Phaya, this was never a realistic hope.
Tokios lankscios, skirtingiems mokymo(si) budams tinkamos klases reikalingos humanitarinems disciplinoms, menams
, technologijoms, sportui, dramai (Hille 2011).