Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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The woman, identified as Guo Rui, alias Gegee, was nabbed by Bangkok Police on Friday, who flaunted her connections with police top brass and sought millions in bribes in order to get the charges dropped against a crime suspect, Bangkok Post reported ... Bangkok Post is one of the leading English-language news media in Thailand....

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21-year-old giant panda died of multiple organ failure in Thailand: experts

ECNS 24 May 2023
Lin Hui passed away on the morning of April 19 after fainting suddenly the day before. The zoo announced that Lin Hui first showed unusual symptoms on April 18 and was given a close examination, the Bangkok Post reported ... She also seemed a bit nauseous, the tourist said in the video ... The Bangkok Post said Lin Hui was an instant star attraction ... .......

R’Bonney Nola inspires with a passion and sustainable fashion design workshop in Bangkok

The Times of India 19 May 2023
The beauty recently stopped by Bangkok University and conducted a Passion and Sustainable Fashion Design workshop in which she talked about the importance of sustainability in fashion ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Miss Universe (@missuniverse). View this post on Instagram....

Captain may have dozed off in Thailand speedboat crash that injured over 30

New York Post 19 May 2023
Thirty-nine people — including visitors from Russia, Kazakhstan and China — were aboard the Thanathip Marine 555 when it struck a channel marker less than a half-mile from shore in the Chalong Bay on Wednesday, the Bangkok Post reported ... have fallen asleep at his post....

British family offer reward for their 17-year-old boy to be ‘detained on sight’ after he ...

The Daily Mail 18 May 2023
Ryan White, 17, from Gateshead, arrived in the capital Bangkok on May 12, but has since lost contact with relatives ... Ryan White (pictured), 17, from Gateshead, arrived in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 12, but has since lost contact with relatives ... In a Facebook post yesterday, his aunt, Kimberley Christoforato, said....
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Asiatimes 18 May 2023
BANGKOK _ Pita Limjaroenrat is deliberately entering a political minefield, littered with politicians and governments which failed ... Educated at Harvard and MIT, Pita’s US experience may make it easier for Washington to engage with Bangkok, which enjoys good relations with the Pentagon ... On election day, Pita told the Bangkok Post....

Hongkonger among 35 injured in Phuket speedboat crash

Hong Kong Standard 18 May 2023
Previous Next. Thirty-five people, including one from Hong Kong, were injured after the tour speedboat hit a channel marker on the Thai holiday island of Phuket on Wednesday ... The Standard Channel. IOS Android ... (Staff reporter, Bangkok Post and The Phuket News). ....

Meet Pita Limjaroenrat, the 42-year-old Harvard grad who was once married to a TV actress ...

Yahoo Daily News 17 May 2023
"We humans are all born with sufferings and mistakes, but we must not fear to fail," Pita told the Bangkok Post in a 2014 interview ... She later said that while he was never violent towards her, he still abused her psychologically, as quoted by the Bangkok Post....

Thailand election: Will military elite let opposition take power?

Al Jazeera 17 May 2023
Several roadblocks lie in Move Forward’s path to Bangkok’s Government House ... This is unacceptable.” said Senator Jadet Insawang in an interview with the Bangkok Post ... While Titipol said he did not feel “too optimistic” about the post-election government formation process, he said he was heartened by the vast support for Move Forward....

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New York Post 17 May 2023
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