Whether you are just visiting Thailand or actually live here, you must have seen this mysterious creature, most notably on Thai bank and insurance company buildings. The unmistakable figure adorns the fa?ades of government ministries and all other official edifices. It appears on the royal sceptre and on the personnel flag of His Majesty the King. Serving as both a royal and national symbol, you will find it as the official seal on Thai passports, personal identity cards and even bank books. It also appears on both sides of Thai banknotes and at the head of government documents and official stationery.