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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand.wikipedia
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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand.
The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area.

Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya WatershedChao PhrayaChao Phraya valley
The city occupies 1568.7 km2 in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population.
It flows through Bangkok and then into the Gulf of Thailand.

Grand Palace

Royal PalaceAmarin Winitchai Throne HallGrand Palace of Thailand
The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.
The Grand Palace are a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok Metropolitan Region

Greater BangkokBangkokmetropolitan region
Over fourteen million people (22.2 percent) lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nation's primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.
Not to be confused with Bangkok Metropolis, which is a reference to Bangkok's city limits.

Wat Pho

reclining BuddhaTemple of the Reclining BuddhaWat Pho Monastery
The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.
Wat Pho, also spelled Wat Po, is a Buddhist temple complex in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration

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Five rapid transit lines are now in operation, with more systems under construction or planned by the national government and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is the local government of Bangkok (also called Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Thai), which includes the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand.

Primate city

primate citiesprimary cityurban primacy
Over fourteen million people (22.2 percent) lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nation's primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, has been called "the most primate city on Earth", being roughly thirty-five times larger than Thailand's second-largest city of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Patpong

Pat Pong CityPatpong Night Market
The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.
Patpong is an entertainment district in Bangkok's Bang Rak neighbourhood, Thailand, catering mainly, though not exclusively, to foreign tourists and expatriates.

Bombing of Bangkok in World War II

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Allied with Japan in World War II, it was subjected to Allied bombing, but rapidly grew in the post-war period as a result of US aid and government-sponsored investment.
Bangkok was bombed by the Allies on numerous occasions during World War II. I It was also the target for the first combat mission by Boeing B-29 Superfortresses in June 1944.

Wat Arun

Temple of DawnWat ChaengWat Arun Ratchawararam
The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.
Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan or Wat Arun (, "Temple of Dawn") is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand, on the Thonburi west bank of the Chao Phraya River.

Thonburi Kingdom

ThonburiSiameseThonburi period
After the fall of Ayutthaya to the Burmese Empire in 1767, the newly crowned King Taksin established his capital at the town, which became the base of the Thonburi Kingdom.
In 1782, King Rama I founded the Rattanakosin Kingdom and relocated the capital to Bangkok on the other side of the Chao Phraya River, thus bringing the Thonburi kingdom to an end.

Black May (1992)

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Bangkok's role as the nation's political stage continues to be seen in strings of popular protests, from the student uprisings in 1973 and 1976, anti-military demonstrations in 1992, and successive anti-government demonstrations by opposing groups from 2008 on.
Black May, or Bloody May is a common name for the 17–20 May 1992 popular protest in Bangkok against the government of General Suchinda Kraprayoon and the military crackdown that followed.

Siege of Bangkok

a siege in 1688besieged by Siamese troops
Bangkok initially served as a customs outpost with forts on both sides of the river, and was the site of a siege in 1688 in which the French were expelled from Siam.
Following a coup d'état, in which the pro-Western king Narai was replaced by Phetracha, Siamese troops besieged the French fortress in Bangkok for four months.

Thammasat University massacre

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Bangkok's role as the nation's political stage continues to be seen in strings of popular protests, from the student uprisings in 1973 and 1976, anti-military demonstrations in 1992, and successive anti-government demonstrations by opposing groups from 2008 on.
The Thammasat University massacre (in Thailand known simply as "the 6 October event", เหตุการณ์ 6 ตุลา ) was an attack by Thai state forces and far-right paramilitaries on student protesters on the campus of Thammasat University and the adjacent Sanam Luang Square in Bangkok, Thailand, on 6 October 1976.

Thai language

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It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.
Thonburi dialect (also called Bangkok dialect), spoken in Thonburi side of Bangkok. Have some Portuguese and Persian influences.

Rattanakosin Island

Rattanakosinold city moatinner Bangkok
In 1782, King Phutthayotfa Chulalok (Rama I) succeeded Taksin, moved the capital to the eastern bank's Rattanakosin Island, thus founding the Rattanakosin Kingdom.
Rattanakosin Island is a historic area in the Phra Nakhon District in the city of Bangkok, Thailand.

Asanee–Wasan

Asanee & Wasan
Most Thais who recall the full name do so because of its use in a popular song, "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon" (1989) by Asanee–Wasan and will often recount it by singing it, much as an English speaker might sing the alphabet song to recite the alphabet.
Among the band's hits is a 1989 song that puts into verse the lengthy ceremonial name for Bangkok, "Krung Thep Mahanakhon" .

Government of Thailand

Thai governmentgovernmentRoyal Government
As the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is the seat of all branches of the national government.
The country emerged as a modern nation state after the foundation of the Chakri Dynasty and the city of Bangkok in 1782.

Lak Mueang

city pillarCity Pillar ShrineBangkok City Pillar Shrine
The City Pillar was erected on 21 April 1782, which is regarded as the date of foundation of the present city.
It was probably King Rama I who erected the first city pillar on 21 April 1782, when he moved his capital from Thonburi to Bangkok.

Supreme Court of Thailand

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The Government House, Parliament House and Supreme, Administrative and Constitutional Courts are all in the city.
The Supreme Court of Thailand, located in Bangkok, Thailand, is the highest Thai court of justice, covering criminal and civil cases of the entire country.

Samut Prakan Province

Samut PrakanBangkok,Samut Prakarn
The city's urban sprawl reaches into parts of the six other provinces it borders, namely, in clockwise order from northwest: Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, and Nakhon Pathom.
Neighbouring provinces are Bangkok, to the north and west, and Chachoengsao to the east.

2011 Thailand floods

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Severe flooding affecting much of the city occurred in 1995 and 2011.
In October floodwaters reached the mouth of the Chao Phraya and inundated parts of the capital city of Bangkok.

Taksin

King Taksin the GreatKing Taksinfive separate states
After the fall of Ayutthaya to the Burmese Empire in 1767, the newly crowned King Taksin established his capital at the town, which became the base of the Thonburi Kingdom.
On 6 November 1767, having amassed 5,000 troops, Taksin sailed up the Chao Phraya River and seized Thonburi opposite present day Bangkok.

Amphoe

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Bangkok is divided into fifty districts (khet, equivalent to amphoe in the other provinces), which are further subdivided into 180 sub-districts (khwaeng, equivalent to tambon). Each district is managed by a district director appointed by the governor.
Altogether Thailand has 878 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok which are called khet since the Bangkok administrative reform of 1972.

Siamese revolution of 1932

Revolution of 19321932 revolutionSiamese Revolution
Bangkok became the centre stage for power struggles between the military and political elite as the country abolished absolute monarchy in 1932.
Since 1782 the Kingdom of Siam had been ruled by the Chakri Dynasty, founded by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, who declared the Rattanakosin Kingdom with himself as the King "Rama" (or Rama I). The capital city, Bangkok (built on Rattanakosin Island), was also founded by King Rama I. For over a century, the kings of Siam were able to protect the nation from neighbours (such as Burma) and other foreign nations, escaping colonialism from European powers such as Britain and France.