Bangkok, Thai Krung Thep , city, capital, and chief port of 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.
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.
What is the real name of Bangkok ? 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.
Most common term is Khon Krung (city people /city folk), interstingly the Chiangmai people also referred to themselves in the same way (different word but the same meaning) In English, “Bangkokain” (or “ Bangkok Elite” for a little more derogatory tone) is often used.
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.
‘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’.
Distance from China to Thailand is 2,238 kilometers. The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between China and Thailand is 2,238 km= 1,391 miles. If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles) from China to Thailand , It takes 2.48 hours to arrive.
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.
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.
Independence: The traditional founding date is 1238. Unlike other nations in Southeast Asia, Thailand was never colonized.
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.
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country in Southeast Asia.
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!