Bangkok

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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After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

The Maryville Daily Times 02 Jul 2022
“The road to a full recovery is very long, but at least we are back on it,” said Sanga Ruangwattanakul, president of the Khao San Road Business Association in Bangkok. Despite the roaring return of travelers, challenges and uncertainty cast shadows over the post-pandemic landscape....
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Thailand to buy Israeli 'killer drones' in $112 million deal

The New Arab 01 Jul 2022
The navy will buy seven unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israeli weapons makers Elbit Systems after winning a tender for a drone system, Nation Thailand and Bangkok Post reported on Friday ... procurement process with the Israeli firm winning, a ministry source told Bangkok Post....
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After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce - and chaos

North Shore News 01 Jul 2022
“The road to a full recovery is very long, but at least we are back on it,” said Sanga Ruangwattanakul, president of the Khao San Road Business Association in Bangkok. Despite the roaring return of travelers, challenges and uncertainty cast shadows over the post-pandemic landscape....
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Travel experiences bounce, chaos after two pandemic years

The Norman Transcript 01 Jul 2022
“The road to a full recovery is very long, but at least we are back on it,” said Sanga Ruangwattanakul, president of the Khao San Road Business Association in Bangkok. Despite the roaring return of travelers, challenges and uncertainty cast shadows over the post-pandemic landscape....
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109 live animals found in women's luggage in massive airport wildlife trafficking bust

The Jerusalem Post 30 Jun 2022
The Bangkok Post identified the women as Nithya Raja, 38, and Zakia Sulthana Ebrahim, 24.  ...   ... The Bangkok Post reported that the women were carrying two white porcupines, two armadillos, 35 turtles, 50 lizards and 20 snakes ... The Bangkok Post reported that they were then turned over to the Suvarabhumi airport police station for legal action....
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Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan celebrate honeymoon in Thailand

The National 23 Jun 2022
Sharing a series of pictures from their honeymoon at a resort in Bangkok, Shivan lovingly referred to the actress as his "thaaram", which means "star" in Tamil. "In Thailand with my Thaaram," he posted, along with pictures of the couple locked in a loving embrace ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Vignesh Shivan (@wikkiofficial)....
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Huobi Thai partner shuts platform after losing license

Bitcoin Warrior 17 Jun 2022
Published by The Bangkok Post Huobi Thailand Co, a cryptocurrency ......
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VNL: 8 Thailand players test positive for COVID-19, replacements arrive in Manila

The Philadelphia Inquirer 16 Jun 2022
The Bangkok Post reported that Piyanut Pannoy, Suppattra Pairoj, Watchareeya Nuanjam and Sutadta Chuewulim tested positive on Sunday, two ......
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American man, 38, is arrested alongside Russian model and another tourist over 'sex, drugs and ...

The Daily Mail 11 Jun 2022
The medical examiner's report said she had a high level of alcohol in her blood, the Bangkok Post reported ... 'The only thing I can say is that this was an unfortunate incident, but it was not a murder, and none of the people involved are to blame,' she said, according to the New York Post....
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Suspects charged in death of Russian model Evgeniia Smirnova after she fell 80 feet to ...

New York Post 11 Jun 2022
Originally Published by. ... A model and two of her friends were charged over the death of a webcam girl who fell 80 feet from a hotel during a “sex party” ... Cops said the three friends claim Evgeniia was very drunk when she climbed an outside staircase between the seventh and eighth floors, reports The Bangkok Post ... She said ... She added ... .......

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