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History of bangkok

Bangkok was originally a small hamlet on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River. After the 18th century fall of Ayutthaya, King Taksin the Great converted the village into the capital of Siam and renamed it Thonburi. In 1782, King Rama I changed the capital to the eastern bank of the river at Rattanakosin and named it Krung Thep, as it is still known to the Thais and translates to ‘City of Angels’ in English. People lived and travelled on the water and only temples and palaces were built on land. In the 19th century, the Western powers were spreading through Southeast Asia and King Rama IV and V believed the only way to keep the independence of Siam was to modernise the region along European lines. Bangkok really began to develop after World War II. In the 1980s, it established itself as the force behind Thailand's new role as an industrializing country. This economic growth attracted millions of Thais who moved here from other parts.

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  • Watchout for [Heat, Pollution]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - March
  • Altitude 5 ft. above sea level

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    • 00:10 03:05
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    • 06h 15m
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