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Bangkok, (in Thai กรุงเทพฯ, กรุงเทพมหานคร, or Krung Thep, Krung Thep Mahanakhon), population 8,538,610 (1990), is the capital and largest city of Thailand. The city is located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, near the Gulf of Thailand. Bangkok is one of the fastest-growing and most economically dynamic and socially progressive cities in South-East Asia. It is emerging as a regional centre to rival Singapore and Hong Kong, but suffers from major infrastructure and social problems as a result of its rapid growth. It is also one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

Bangkok history

Bangkok began as a small trading center and port community, called Bang Makok ("Place of olive plums"), serving Ayutthaya, which was the capital of Siam until it fell to Burma in 1767. A temporary capital was established at Thonburi, across the river from Bangkok. In 1782, King Rama I built a palace on the river and made Bangkok his capital, renaming it Krung Thep. In the west the old name of the city continued to be used. The Grand Palace complex contains the Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the image of the Emerald Buddha. The village of Bangkok ceased to exist, but its name continues to be used by foreigners.

The full ceremonial name of Krung Thep is

Local schoolchildren are taught the full name, although few can explain its meaning because many of the words are archaic. Most Thais who do recall the full name do so as it was used in a popular song (กรุงเทพมหานคร/Krung Thep Mahanakhon by อัสนี-วสันต์ โชติกุล/Asanee-Wasan Chotikul) and will often recount it by recalling the song at the same time.

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