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Friday, February 15, 2008

History of Kites - Thailand

Kites were introduced to Thailand from China. The Thais used them to carry cargo, developed the sport of kite fighting and and used the kites to send messages to the gods. A Thai king may also used kites to deliver the first aerial bombing in history. He had kegs of gunpowder tied to kites and flew them over a rebel fortification and the resulting explosions caused the rebels to give up and surrender.

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