Here are 10 reasons why Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world today. Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn . Photo credit: @fischerfotos via Flickr. Floating markets . Photo credit: @archer10 via Flickr. Khao San Road . The Grand Palace . Soi Cowboy . The Thai massage. Tailored suits. Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 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!
Bangkok became the capital of Siam (as Thailand was previously known) in 1782, when General Chao Phraya Chakkri, the founder of the ruling Chakkri dynasty, assumed the throne as Rama I and moved the court from the west to the east bank of the Chao Phraya River.
‘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’.
Bangkok is a dirty city though but a lot of SEA cities are. The highlights are the smaller places, beaches, islands, villages etc. Thai people generally are not helpful at all – the ones that talk to tourists are usually trying to sell you something or rip you off. That’s normally the case in the touristy places.
Most statistics say yes, as the Bangkok crime rate is lower than that of many U.S. cities, and violence against tourists is rare.
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.
The city with the Guinness book record for the longest name of a place is Bangkok.
1851–1868) reads SPPM (Somdet Phra Poramenthra Maha) Mongkut Rex Siamensium (Mongkut King of the Siamese), giving the name Siam official status until 24 June 1939 when it was changed to ” Thailand “. Thailand was renamed Siam from 1946 to 1948, after which it again reverted to ” Thailand “.
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city is now a regional force in finance and business.
First and foremost any child born in Thailand is automatically a Thai citizen even though the parents may be foreign. A foreign person may acquire citizenship under the following conditions: 1) He or she has reached legal age both in Thailand (20 years old) and their home country.
Independence: The traditional founding date is 1238. Unlike other nations in Southeast Asia, Thailand was never colonized.
So, choosing the place really depends on the kind of trip you are looking for. If you want a comfortable and laid-back family holiday, Malaysia is a better choice. But if you are looking for a fun-filled roller-coaster ride and want to experience something unique, then Thailand is the clear winner.
Obtaining status as a Permanent Resident (PR) in Thailand has many advantages. It allows you to live permanently in Thailand , with no requirement to apply for an extension of stay. You will also be able to apply for an extension of stay and Permanent Resident status for your non- Thai family members.
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.