Beijing Olympic gold medallists Somjit Jongjohor and Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatara-koon led their fellows as they were received home in a heroes' welcome.
The Kingdom had a successful Olympic campaign. It won four medals, two gold and silver, in boxing, weightlifting and taekwondo.
The day started at Suvarna-bhumi Airport, where flyweight veteran Somjit, and Manus Boonjumnong, who won silver in the light welterweight, were given a rapturous reception.
Hundreds of fans gathered enthusiastically to catch a glimpse of the two. As soon as Somjit and Manus emerged from the arrivals gate, chants of "Thailand, Thailand" rung out.
The presence of the two caused a scramble, with the news media and fans tussling to capture a photograph.
Ear-splitting drums and cymbals supplemented the lively welcome formalities.
Somjit and Manus were joined by weightlifter Prapa-wadee. They were presented with garlands. There were emotional scenes when Manus met his parents from Ratchaburi.
"I promised them I will behave better. This Olympic medal represents my new life. I will conduct myself in a proper way," says Manus.
Then, the team of heroes |departed for a city tour.
There was a hiccup as the open-top coach suffered a mechanical problem. The athletes had to be transferred to pickup vehicles.
The bewildered but proud team was proceeded along Rama I, passing by busy Siam Paragon and MBK. Thousands gathered along the way to take pictures and shake hands.
Taekwondo exponent Butt-ree Puedpong says yesterday was the most memorable day of her life. "This is like a dream. I can't believe I'm receiving such a welcome from so many fans like this," says Buttree, who claimed silver in the women's under-49kg category.
The day ended at Nimitbutr indoor stadium, where Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat made an official welcome.