Did You Know?
Although the capital city of Thailand is known to the world as Bangkok, local people refer to it as Krung Thep. However, this is a shortened version of the actual name which consists of 169 characters!
The full name for the city of Bangkok is:
Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahinthara Yutthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukamprasit.
This roughly translates to:
City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Visvakarman at Indra's behest.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bangkok!