|Nowadays, there are more than million kinds of plant on earth. Most
plants are on the land, but some plants are under the water. All of them,
in addition, are crucial to animal and human who cannot produce their
food. All the food they eat comes directly or indirectly from plants.
However in Thailand, rice seems to be the most important plants in many
Rice has been the staple food for Thai people for a long time. As soon
as Thai Kingdom was established, the phrase “fish in the water, rice in
the farm” had been said. Nearly all the population of Thailand lives
partly or almost entirely on a rice diet. Thai people also eat other food
with rice, but they always call it “with-rice”. In Thailand, it can
say that rice has the same meaning as meal.
Moreover, rice is the most economical plant, and more than the half of
Thailand’s income comes form rice. Even the Kingdom of Thailand is
sometimes called the rice granary of Southeast Asia. In recent decades
Thailand was the only country that was able to export large quantities of
rice to other countries year after year.
Incidentally, rice concerns some Thai culture. When greeting one
another, Thai people do not say, “How do you do?” or “How are you?”
Instead they say, “Have you eaten rice today?” This expression is used
because there is nothing better than being happy with rice. Every year,
Thai farmers have a rice ceremony that they think it can make their rice
has high rate of production. Furthermore, rice has long been a symbol of
fertility because of its large production.
In conclusion, rice plant is relative to Thai people. Not only does it
the main food and the vital exported plant of Thailand, but it is the most
frequent thing that Thai people say about as well. I believe that rice
will have been the most important plant for Thai people for many