|“||One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble.||”|
— Murray Head, in "Chess"
Bangcock Bangkokball, or Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasitball (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 Vishvakarman at Indra's behest), is the capital of Thailandball. It is the city with the longest name in the world with 167 letters on it! It also has a stroke along with its adopted sibling Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochball
Some may laugh as they mispronounce its shortened name.
Its very long name translates to City of angels, the great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, the seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra's behest.
History[edit | edit source]
Bangkokball was a small fishing village on the Chao Phraya River, under the rule of Ayutthayaball. Because of its important location at the river mouth, it rose into importance. It became a trading city, and a siege happened here in 1688 when the French were removed from the kingdom. Ayutthayaball was anschlussed by Konbaungball in 1767 and Ayutthayaball was left to rot, and Bangkokball rose into power as the capital of Thonburiball. In 1782, the city was moved to Rattanakosin Island and founded the Siamball kingdom. The city was officially founded in 1782 when the City Pillar was erected. Over time, it became more popular eventually.