siam warrior didn't wear armor because they need agility by use the traditional thai martial arts.
Every time I hear this, I find it slightly ridiculous. You don't need to flip around on the battle field, in fact it would be a good way to get dead. Plus using a modern statue as proof ain't exactly an argument winner.
ok but how about the elephant when you run away from the giant elephant. i think you should not wear armour and the four corner around the elephant has hight experience guard(jaturong kabak).
the statue of bangrajun that represent what they do and what they self-sacrificing for protect the country.
you have ever seen the bangrajun movie yet?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgLZSFm5Vmohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2lUEE4Sg3w&feature=fvwrel
Bangrajun is the Thai Alamo and Thermopylae rolled into one.
In 1767 after defeating both the Chinese & conquering parts of India the Burmese Empire was at the height of its power and turned its attention on Siam. Sending two huge armies one from the north to capture the northern cities and one from the west through 3 Pagodas Pass directly at the Siamese capital of Ayutthaya the Burmese advance met little resistance as the Thais seemed crippled with fear. That was until one small village Bangrajun made a stand. Four hundred of the villagers surprising & completely routeing the Burmese vanguard.
Located in a naturally defensible position the village quickly became a magnet for the surrounding villagers driven off their lands and soon a thousand fighters rallied there. For 5 months the Burmese army assaulted the village launching 7 major battles but each time being driven back until a final eighth assault was made this time led by a Mon general who used his artillery advantage against them.
The villagers of Bangrajun sent to the capital for aid from the army warning of their imminent fall, but the king abandoned them and Bangrajun was overrun fighting to the last. Soon after the two Burmese armies converged on Ayutthaya burning the city to the ground.