Photo of the Day 31 August 2007

Hat Yai, Thailand, 1981
Photograph by Steve Raymer
A soggy street in Hat Yai, Thailand, dissolves into streaks in this motion-blurred photo of an umbrella-shrouded couple on a motorbike.

The Sukhothai kingdom, considered the forerunner of the modern Thai nation, was founded in the 13th century when Thai-speaking peoples migrated from southeast China to the River Yom, 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of Bangkok.