Information and facts about Bangkok

Name in Thai: Krung Thep (กรุงเทพฯ)
Population: More than 12 million people
Location: North of the Gulf of Thailand
Became the capital city: 1782
Short name: BKK

Bangkok's Flag and Seal

Bangkok Flag

A Bangkok Map

The original name

The complete original name of Bangkok is actually: Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.

It is usually considered as one of the world's longest place name, but Thai people refer to it as Krung Thep which means ‘The City of Angels'.

The capital got its current location when King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) moved its location to the other side of Chao Praya river.

The city Today

More than 10% of Thailand's population lives in this capital city. In recent years it has also acquired a more international character with more residents and workers from all over the world.

Here you'll find famous Buddhist temples, a bustling Chinatown, first-class cinemas with almost ridiculously low fares, markets with low price tags, high-class restaurants, shopping malls and a lot of friendly people.

The range of hotels and accommodation is varied and impressive. The hotels range from affordable budget accommodation on Khao San Road to some of the world’s finest and most famous luxury hotels such as Mandarin Oriental, Banyan Tree och Shangri-La.

You can book all types of accommodation from this site, from budget hotels to luxury suites. It is 100% secure and we are open 24 hours a day, year round.

Bangkok (or Krung Thep in Thai language) is one of Earth's largest and hottest cities. Fortunately there are some oases to be found here (Lumpini Park and Benjasiri park are two such). In addition the hotels, department stores and taxis that are equipped with cool air conditioning.

Bangkok is to considered “a must” for anyone interested in travel. It is absolutely one of Asia and even the world's metropolises in several aspects such as food, historic architecture, attractions, nightlife, shopping, etc. We wish you a very warm welcome to Krung Thep – The City of Angels!