What’s the history of Bangkok?

When Bangkok became the Thai capital in 1782, the town was mainly inhabited by Chinese merchants and customs inspectors. The growth of the city started with the construction of Wat Phra Kaew. Defensive moats were dug, canals built and a city wall erected. Bangkok soon became a hub for Chinese trading ships.

How did Bangkok become a city?

(The province east of the river was named Phra Nakhon (พระนคร.) A series of decrees in 1971–1972 resulted in the merger of these provinces and its local administrations, forming the current city of Bangkok which is officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.

Why did Bangkok change its name?

In 1782, King Rama I decided to move to a more defensible site and moved across the river to found his new capital, Krung Thep. For whatever reason, foreigners have never since caught up with the name change and the old name of Bangkok has stuck.

What do you call a person from Bangkok?

Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for PERSON FROM BANGKOK [thai]

How do you say full name in Bangkok?

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.

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