Here are 10 reasons why Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world today.
- Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn. Image by Mark Fischer from: flickr.com.
- Floating markets. Image by Dennis Jarvis from: flickr.com.
- Khao San Road.
- The Grand Palace.
- Soi Cowboy.
- The Thai massage.
- Tailored suits.
- Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Just so, why did they name it Bangkok?
The city is now officially known in Thai by a shortened form of the full ceremonial name, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, which is colloquially further shortened to Krung Thep. Bangkok is the city's official English name, as reflected in the name of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
Why do they call Bangkok the City of Angels?
In addition to the internationally known name of Bangkok, there is also the local name of Krung Thep (City of Angels) which is a shortened version of the official Thai name of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. This led to King Taksin founding a new capital for Siam in a location known as Bangkok.
What was the old name of Bangkok?
In Thai, it is often called Krung Thep Maka Nakhon, or just Krung Thep. However, the full name is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.”