Name. The origin of the name Bangkok (บางกอก, pronounced in Thai as [bāːŋ kɔ̀ːk] ( listen)), is unclear. Bang is a Thai word meaning ‘a village on a stream’, and the name might have been derived from Bang Ko (บางเกาะ), ko meaning ‘island’, stemming from the city’s watery landscape.
‘Gawk’ (กอก), comes from มะ-กอก which means ‘olives’. You bet that the name Bangkok came from the fact that ‘Bahng Gawk’ was a place with lots of olive trees. When the capital moved from Thonburi to Bangkok in 1782, an official name was given to it by King Rama the first who named it ‘Krung Thep’.
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Bangkok’s full name is pronounced something like this: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
Most statistics say yes, as the Bangkok crime rate is lower than that of many U.S. cities, and violence against tourists is rare.
BANGKOK , March 5, 2020 – Thailand has successfully reduced poverty over the past three decades from over 65 percent in 1988 to under 10 percent in 2018. In the Central and Northeast, the number of poor increased by over half a million in each region during the same period.
Most famous for its revered nightlife scene and carefree atmosphere, this is where 99% of all youngsters will find themselves at least once when in Bangkok . It is also an accommodation hotspot for many as a great variety of cheap accommodation types can be found within the vicinity of Khao San Road.
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. It is known for its beautiful nature, delicious mangoes and strict rules about conversations on its monarchy.
Meaning of Krung Thep (กรุงเทพ) กรุง (Krung) means city, capital. เทพ ( Thep ) means angels. You might see Krung Thep being written like กรุงเทพฯ. This is because the ฯ is a character that shows that a word is being abbreviated.
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Bangkok, Thai Krung Thep, city, capital, and chief port of Thailand . It is the only cosmopolitan city in a country of small towns and villages and is Thailand’s cultural and commercial centre.
Thailand follows UTC +07:00, which is 7 hours ahead of UTC . The local mean time in Bangkok was originally UTC +06:42:04. Thailand used this local mean time until 1920, when it changed to Indochina Time , UTC +07:00; ICT is used all year round as Thailand does not observe daylight saving time .
Here is Bangkok’s full name : Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit … and, breathe!
In the United States, the cities of Winchester-on-the-Severn in Maryland, and Washington-on-the-Brazos in Texas are the longest place names at 21 letters each, although they do have hyphens to make them a little easier on the eye.
It’s Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu . This 1,000-foot hill near the township Porangahau holds the Guinness World Record for longest place name with 85 characters. Locals call it Taumata or Taumata Hill.