Thailand Historical Maps .. from the pre European colonialism to post WWII
Thailand Road Maps Thailand Train Routes w/ schedules
Above: Colonial expansion into sovereign Siam (Thailand) by year.
Below: British & French maps from the 1880s both show Angkor Wat & Preah Vihear to be well inside the sovereign borders of Siam (Thailand)
Left: On 1886 Brit map "Farther India" note Tonle Sap just above "Cambodia" Right French Map 1885: Again Note Tonle Sap w/ Angkor & Preah Vihear marked.
Less than a day drive out (each way) of Bangkok are several 1000 year old Khmer archeological sites / = old temples.
South of Khorat, Buri Ram, Surin, SiSaket .. .. south of Highway 24.. are as many "WOW's " as any place on this planet .. your day south of Highway 24 will be one not forgotten.
Below: Current Photos of Preah Vihear .. the 1st 150 yards of the plateau gently slops to the Cambodian plains 1500 ft below.
Preah Vihear on the Thai - Cambodian border .. Road map to Preah Vihear
Below: Actual 1906 French water shed survey that resulted in the French / Cambodian claim on Preah Vihear
Pattaya 1952, 1965 & 1982. Note Tappaya on 1952 post card.
Sukhumvet: 1948, 1992 (Pre-BTS) & 2004