List of Thai flags

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Flag of the Kingdom of Thailand, this picture was taken at Sanam Luang in Vesak Day on 8 May 2009

This is a list of flags used in Thailand.

National flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description Usage
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 1917–present Flag of Thailand Five horizontal stripes of red, white, blue, white and red, the middle stripe twice as wide as the others. National flag

Royal flags[edit]

Royal standards[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
King's Standard of Thailand.svg 1911– Royal Standard of the King of Thailand A yellow plain square flag with a dancing red Garuda in the center. Usually mounted in front of the car boarded by the King.
Queen's Standard of Thailand.svg 1911– Standard of the Queen of Thailand King's Standard in ratio 2:3 with swallow-tailed end.
Boromrajawong Yai Flag of Thailand.svg 1979– Standard for Senior members of the Royal Family (created for the Princess Mother) Queen's Standard in ratio 2:3 with swallow-tailed end. The blue middle square depicts the Royal Crown atop two bowls on a table flanked by two five-tiered royal umbrellas.
Crown Prince's Standard of Thailand.svg 1911– Standard of the Crown Prince of Thailand. Thai king's standard with blue border.
Consort of Crown Prince's Standard of Thailand.svg 1911– Standard for the Royal Consort of the Crown Prince of Thailand. Blue 2:3 rectangle defaced with King's Standard. The flag is swallow-tailed.
Male Royalty's Standard of Thailand.svg 1911– Standard for other princes in the Chakri Dynasty. Blue square defaced with yellow circle. The circle features red Garuda.
Female Royalty's Standard of Thailand.svg 1911– Standard for other princesses in the Chakri Dynasty. Standard for the male royalties in ratio 2:3 with swallow-tailed end.
Standard of the Regent of Thailand.svg 1936– Standard for the Regent of Thailand. A white plain square flag with the Garuda and a shield depicting the National Flag in the center.

Personal royal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Flag of King Rama X.svg 2016–present Personal Flag of HM King Vajiralongkorn Yellow flag (the King's birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ว.ป.ร.: มหาชิราลงกรณ รมาชาธิราช : Mahavajiralongkorn Paramarajadhirajatiraj (Thai equivalent to Vajiralongkorn Rex), topped by the Great Crown of Victory, in between is the Thai numeral of 10.
Royal Flag of Queen Sirikit.svg 1950–present Personal Flag of HM Queen Mother Sirikit Blue flag (the Queen's birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ส.ก.: สิริกิติ์ : Sirikit), the middle is Queen Sirikit's Royal Cypher, topped by the Great Crown of Victory.
Royal Flag of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.svg 1977–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Purple flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ส.ธ.: สิรินร : Sirindhorn), the middle is the Royal Cypher, topped by the simplified crown.
Royal Flag of Princess Chulabhorn Walailak.svg 1982–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Chulabhorn Walailak Orange flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (จ.ภ.: จุฬารณวลัยลักษณ์ : Chulabhorn), the middle is the Royal Cypher, topped by the simplified crown.
Royal Flag of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya.svg 2001–present Personal Flag of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Red flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (อ.ร.: อุบลรัตนราชกัญญา : Ubolratana), the middle is the Royal Cypher, but not topped by the simplified crown.
Royal Flag of Princess Soamsavali.svg 1977–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Soamsawali Purple flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ส.ส.: โวลี : Soamsawali), the middle is the Royal Cypher, under the Buddhist/Hindu sacred sign of "Unalome".
Royal Flag of Princess Bajrakitiyabha.svg 1978–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Orange flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (พ.ภ.: พัชรกิติยาา : Bajrakitiyabha), the middle is the Royal Cypher.
Royal Flag of Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana.svg 2005–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Orange flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ส.ร.: สิริวัณณวรีนารีรัตน์ : Sirivannavari), the middle is the Royal Cypher.
Royal Flag of Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti.svg 2005–present Personal Flag of HRH Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti Blue flag (the Prince’s birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ท.ป.: ทีปังกรรัศมีโชติ : Dipangkorn), the middle is the Royal Cypher.
Royal Flag of Princess Siribhachudhabhorn.svg 1982–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Siribhachudabhorn Blue flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (ส.ภ.: สิริาจุฑาภรณ์ : Siribhachudabhorn), the middle is the Royal Cypher.
Royal Flag of Princess Aditayadornkitikhun.svg 2016–present Personal Flag of HRH Princess Aditayadornkitikhun Purple flag (the Princess’ birthday colour), the middle the depicts the Royal Cypher (อ.ก.: ทิตยาทรกิติคุณ : Aditayadornkitikhun), the middle is the Royal Cypher.

Royal Thai Government flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Prime Minister of Thailand.svg 1979– Flag of the Prime Minister of Thailand White flag in ratio 5:6 with the Prime Minister's seal under the royal crown.
Flag of the Thai Defence Minister.svg 1936– Flag of the Minister of Defence of Thailand White flag in ratio 5:6 with the Emblem of the Ministry of Defence in the center. The emblem consists of a red chakra (Army), the dark blue anchor (Navy) and the sky blue wings (Air Force).
Flag of the President of the National Assembly of Thailand.svg 1979– Flag of the President of the National Assembly of Thailand White flag in ratio 5:6 with the National Assembly of Thailand's seal under the royal crown.
Flag of the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand.svg 1979– Flag of the President of the Supreme Court of Thailand White flag in ratio 5:6 with the Supreme Court of Thailand's seal under the royal crown.

Naval flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Jack of Thailand.svg 1917– Naval Jack A national flag with the emblem of Royal Thai Navy in the center: a chakra inserted with an anchor under the Thai royal crown. The design is identical to Thai naval unit colours. Note that all Thai Army, Navy and Air Force unit colours called "Thong Chai Chalermphol" (ธงชัยเฉลิมพล).
Naval Ensign of Thailand.svg 1917– Naval Ensign A red disc containing a white elephant in regalia centred on the national flag.

Military flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Royal Thai Army.svg 1979– Royal Thai Army Flag Red flag with the emblem of Royal Thai Army: a chakra under Unalom and the Thai royal crown with rays flanked by the wreaths (from Flag law B.E.2522 (1979)).
Flag of the Royal Thai Navy.svg 1979– Royal Thai Navy Flag Navy blue flag with the emblem of Royal Thai Navy in the white circle (from Flag law B.E.2522 (1979)).
Flag of the Royal Thai Air Force.svg 1979– Royal Thai Air Force Flag Blue sky flag with the emblem of Royal Thai Air Force: wings with Unalom under the Thai royal crown and rays (from Flag law B.E.2522 (1979)).
Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army.svg 1979– Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Red flag with the emblem of Royal Thai Army with five stars underneath.
Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy.svg 1897– Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Navy blue flag with the emblem of Royal Thai Navy.
Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force.svg 1979– Flag for Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force Blue sky flag with yellow borders and the emblem of Royal Thai Air Force with a shield depicting the National flag.

Police flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Thai National Police Flag.svg 1958– Royal Thai Police Headquarters Maroon red flag with the emblem of the Thai National Police in the center.
Phithaksantirat flag of the Royal Thai Police.svg 1979– Pitak Santiraj flag An honour flag of the Royal Thai Police according to the Thai Flag Act of B.E. 2522 (1979). It has the same characteristics and colors as the National Flag but in the centre of the flag is the coat of arms of Siam during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), with the words “To Protect the People’s Peace” (พิทักษ์สันติราษฎร์ - pronounce "Pitak Santiraj") embroidered in silver metallic threads embracing the underside of the coat of arms.

Religious flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Dharmacakra flag (Thailand).svg 1958– The Dharmacakra flag—Buddhism Yellow is color of Buddhism, the middle the depicts the Red Thammachak, symbol of The Buddhism Organizations and Buddhists in Thailand.

Diplomatic flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Ambassador flag of Thailand.svg 1927– Ambassador Standard of Thailand A blue disc containing a white elephant in regalia centred on the national flag.
Consular flag of Thailand.svg 1927– Consular Flag of Thailand Triranga surmounted with blue disc containing a white elephant.

Provincial flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Amnat Charoen Province.png Flag of Amnat Charoen Province
Flag of Ang Thong Province.png Flag of Ang Thong Province
Flag of Bangkok.svg Flag of Bangkok Green Flag with the Seal of the Bangkok Metropolitan, in white at the center. Used by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Governor of Bangkok.
Flag of Bueng Kan Province.png Flag of Bueng Kan Province
Flag of Buriram Province.jpg Flag of Buriram Province
Flag of Cha Choeng Sao Province.png Flag of Chachoengsao Province
Flag of Chai Nat Province.png Flag of Chai Nat Province
Flag of Chaiyaphum Province.png Flag of Chaiyaphum Province
Flag of Chanthaburi Province.jpg Flag of Chanthaburi Province
Flag of Chiang Mai Province.gif Flag of Chiang Mai Province
Flag of Chiang Rai.gif Flag of Chiang Rai Province
Flag of Chonburi Province.png Flag of Chonburi Province
Flag of Chumphon Province.png Flag of Chumphon Province
Flag of Kalasin Province.png Flag of Kalasin Province
Flag of Kamphaeng Phet Province.gif Flag of Kamphaeng Phet Province
Flag of Kanchanaburi Province.jpg Flag of Kanchanaburi Province
Flag of Khon Kaen Province.png Flag of Khon Kaen Province
Flag of Krabi Province.png Flag of Krabi Province
Flag of Lampang Province.png Flag of Lampang Province
Flag of Lam Phun Province.png Flag of Lamphun Province
Flag of the Loei Province.png Flag of Loei Province
Flag of Lopburi Province.png Flag of Lopburi Province
Flag of Mae Hong Son Province.png Flag of Mae Hong Son Province
Flag of Maha Sarakham Province.png Flag of Maha Sarakham Province
Flag of Mukdahan Province.png Flag of Mukdahan Province
Flag of Nakhon Nayok Province.png Flag of Nakhon Nayok Province
Flag of Nakhon Pathom Province.jpg Flag of Nakhon Pathom Province
Flag of Nakhon Phanom Province.png Flag of Nakhon Phanom Province
จังหวัดนครราชสีมา.jpg Flag of Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Flag of Nakhon Sawan Province.png Flag of Nakhon Sawan Province
Flag of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.jpg Flag of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Flag of Nan Province.jpg Flag of Nan Province
Flag of Narathiwat Province.png Flag of Narathiwat Province
Flag of Nong Bua Lamphu Province.jpeg Flag of Nong Bua Lamphu Province
Flag of Nong Khai Province.png Flag of Nong Khai Province
Flag of Nonthaburi Province.png Flag of Nonthaburi Province
Flag of Pathum Thani Province.png Flag of Pathum Thani Province
Flag of Pattani.png Flag of Pattani Province
Flag of Phang Nga Province.png Flag of Phang Nga Province
Flag of Phatthalung Province.jpg Flag of Phatthalung Province
Flag of Phayao Province.jpg Flag of Phayao Province
Flag of Phetchabun Province.png Flag of Phetchabun Province
Flag of the Phetchaburi Province.png Flag of Phetchaburi Province
Flag of Phichit Province.png Flag of Phichit Province
Flag of the Phitsanulok Province.png Flag of Phitsanulok Province
Flag of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province.png Flag of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
Flag of Phrae Province.png Flag of Phrae Province
Flag of Phuket Province.png Flag of Phuket Province
Flag of Prachin Buri Province.jpg Flag of Prachin Buri Province
Flag of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.jpg Flag of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Flag of Ranong Province.png Flag of Ranong Province
Flag of Ratchaburi Province.png Flag of Ratchaburi Province
Flag of Rayong Province.png Flag of Rayong Province
Flag of Roi Et Province.png Flag of Roi Et Province
Flag of Sa Kaeo Province.png Flag of Sa Kaeo Province
Flag of Sakon Nakhon Province.png Flag of Sakon Nakhon Province
Flag of Samut Prakan Province.png Flag of Samut Prakan Province
Flag of Samut Sakhon Province.png Flag of Samut Sakhon Province
Flag of Samut Songkhram Province.png Flag of Samut Songkhram Province
Flag of Saraburi Province.png Flag of Saraburi Province
Flag of Satun Province.jpg Flag of Satun Province
Flag of Sing Buri Province.png Flag of Sing Buri Province
Sisaket drapeau.gif Flag of Sisaket Province
Flag of Songkhla Province.png Flag of Songkhla Province
Flag of Sukhothai Province.png Flag of Sukhothai Province
Flag of Suphan Buri (province).gif Flag of Suphan Buri Province
Flag of Surat Thani Province.png Flag of Surat Thani Province
Flag of Surin Province.png Flag of Surin Province
Flag of Tak Province.png Flag of Tak Province
Flag of Trang Province.png Flag of Trang Province
Flag of Trat Province.jpg Flag of Trat Province
Flag of the Ubon Ratchathani Province.png Flag of Ubon Ratchathani Province
Flag of Udon Thani Province.jpg Flag of Udon Thani Province
Flag of Uthai Thani Province.jpg Flag of Uthai Thani Province
Flag of the Uttaradit Province.png Flag of Uttaradit Province
Flag of Yala Province.png Flag of Yala Province
Flag of Yasothon Province.png Flag of Yasothon Province

Historical flags[edit]

Flags of Thailand[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Thailand (Ayutthaya period).svg c. 1700–1782 Ensign of Siam A red plain rectangular flag.
Flag of Thailand (1782).svg 1782-1817 State ensign of Siam Red flag with a white chakra.
Flag of Thailand (1817).svg 1817–1843[1] State ensign of Siam Red flag with a white elephant inside the chakra.
Flag of Siam (1855).svg 1843[2]–1916 Flag of Siam A white elephant facing to the hoist in the red flag. Called in Thai language "Thong Chang" (ธงช้างเผือก)[3] (the elephant flag).
State Flag of Thailand (1916).svg 1916–1917 State flag and ensign of Siam Red flag with a white elephant in regalia.
Flag of Siam (1916).svg 1916–1917 Current civil flag and former ensign of Siam Five horizontal stripes flag like the "Trairanga" but the middle stripe is red.
Flag of Thailand (TIS 982 draft standard).svg 1917–Present Last flag of Siam and current flag of Thailand Five horizontal stripes of red, white, blue, white and red, the middle stripe twice as wide as the others.[4].

Naval jacks[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of Siam (1881-1887).svg 1881-1897 Naval Ensign of Siam Red flag with a white elephant in regalia, with a white Chakra at the top corner.
State Flag of Thailand (1916).svg 1898–1912 Naval Ensign of Siam Red flag with a white elephant in regalia.
Naval Ensign of Siam (1910-1917).svg 1912–1917 Naval Ensign of Siam Red flag with a white elephant in regalia, with the emblem of the Royal Thai Navy at the top corner.
Naval Jack of Siam (1855).svg 1855–1881 Naval Jack of Siam Blue flag with a white elephant.
Naval Jack of Siam (1881-1917).svg 1881–1917 Naval Jack of Siam Blue flag with a white elephant in regalia.

War flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Siamese Expeditionary Force in World War I (Obverse).svg 1917–1918 Standard of the Siamese Expeditionary Force, Obverse Triranga defaced with a red disc containing dressed white elephant, facing a flagpole. Briefly, its appearance is the same as naval ensign, but both red banners of the flag contains a stanza from a Buddhist chant in Pali, written in Thai script: "พาหุํสหัส์สมภินิม์มิตสาวุธัน์ตํ ค๎รีเมขลํอุทิตโฆรสเสนมารํ ทานาทิธัม์มวิธินาชิตวามุนิน์โท ตัน์เตชสาภวตุเมชยสิทธินิจ์จํ".
Flag of the Siamese Expeditionary Force in World War I (Reverse).svg 1917–1918 Standard of the Siamese Expeditionary Force, Reverse Triranga defaced with a red disc containing King Vajiravudh's personal emblem. The emblem features Thai acronym "ร.ร." and Thai digit six ("๖"), both are displayed under the glowing crown. Both red banners of the flag contains the same chant in Thai script as the obverse.

Diplomatic flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Ambassadorial Flag of Siam (Rama V).svg 1873–1912 Ambassadorial Standard of Siam State flag with the crowned arms of Siam at its canton.
Consular Flag of Siam (Rama V).svg 1873–1912 Consular Flag of Siam State flag with the escutcheon of Siam at its canton.
Ambassadorial Flag of Siam (1912).svg 1912–1917 Ambassadorial Standard of Siam State flag with blue circle at its canton. The circle contains Garuda holding crown.
Consular Flag of Siam (1912).svg 1912–1917 Consular Flag of Siam State flag with blue circle at its canton. The circle contains Garuda with outstretched wings.
Ambassadorial flag of Siam (1917–1927).svg 1917–1927 Ambassadorial Standard and Consular Flag of Siam Triranga surmounted with white elephant, facing a pole.

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