City of Angels

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Did you know, Bangkok or Krung Thep isn't the ceremonial full name of the city? ... because Krung Thep is actually an abbreviated version which mean "the City of Angels" which the real ceremonialfull full name of Bangkok is....

Krung Thep Mahanakhon
Amon Rattanakosin
Ayuthaya Mahadilok
Phop Noppharat
Amon Piman
Awatan Sathit
Witsanukam Prasit

::: which translates into english as ::
The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated God, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn...(information from :

::: Note :::
The full name of Thailand capital Bangkok is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest named city in the world ... If you'd like to see the full name of Bangkok and history about this name ... you can see as the display outside Bangkok's City Hall.

wayneollerenshaw says:
Next time i go to BKK and people ask me where i am going i am going to reply with that, should get a funny response! ;D
Posted on: Nov 22, 2007
Pearl510 says:
That's awesome! If the city is all her name says it is, I'm going to have a blast when going there next year :) Can't wait!!!
Posted on: Sep 01, 2007
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