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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Summer Sonic Japan 2024: Dates and Performers Lineup Ft Ateez & NCT Dream

Coming Soon 12 Apr 2024
View this post on Instagram. A post shared by SUMMER SONIC (@summersonic_official). Following the Japan edition, Summer Sonic will also happen in Bangkok on Saturday, August 24, 2024, and Sunday, August 25, 2024, at the IMPACT Challenger Hall 1-3 ... The tour locations include Tokyo, Jakarta, Singapore, Taipei, and Bangkok....
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Thailand opens ‘clean air rooms’ to give respite from city pollution

AOL 12 Apr 2024
Earlier in April, the city was top of the index with a score of 267 – worse than megacities like Delhi, Beijing and Dhaka ... ‌These rates are far higher than the rest of the country – including the bustling capital Bangkok, where the rate stood at 22.6 in 2019. ‌Prof Chalerm Liewsisakul, of Chiang Mai University, told the Bangkok Post ... ....
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Myanmar’s ethnic Karen guerrillas claim to have seized the last army base defending key border town

Asahi News 12 Apr 2024
BANGKOK--Guerrillas from the Karen ethnic minority on Thursday claimed to have captured the last of the army’s outposts in Myawaddy township in eastern Myanmar, virtually clearing the way for them to take over the town of Myawaddy, the major crossing point for trade with Thailand....
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Myanmar's ethnic Karen guerrillas claim to have seized the last army base defending key border town

Hindustan Times 11 Apr 2024
BANGKOKGuerrillas from the Karen ethnic minority on Thursday claimed to have captured the last of the army’s outposts in Myawaddy township in eastern Myanmar, virtually clearing the way for them to take over the town of Myawaddy, the major crossing point for trade with Thailand....
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Thailand Authorities Target Crypto Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Trading Regulations to Combat Online Fraud

Coinspeaker 11 Apr 2024
Coinspeaker. Thailand Authorities Target Crypto Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Trading Regulations to Combat Online Fraud ... Thailand to Prevent Scammers from Cleaning Money via P2P Trades ... According to a Bangkok Post , online scammers take the proceeds from their illicit activities and pass them through crypto exchanges and trading platforms via P2P trading ... next....
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(Poster) China in world press: China's EVs benefit the planet and consumers -- Bangkok Post

Xinhua 11 Apr 2024
A punitive tariff that raises the prices of EVs and reduces competition is counterproductive, according to Bangkok Post. Produced by Xinhua Global Service■. Comments. Comments (0). Send ... GLOBALink ... GLOBALink ... China's EVs benefit the planet and consumers -- Bangkok Post. ....
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Thailand Proposes Schengen-Style Visas for Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Al Wast 11 Apr 2024
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has singled out Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar as potential partners in this endeavor, recognizing their collective tourism appeal ... Reports from the Bangkok Post shed light on Prime Minister Srettha's initiatives, which include discussions on extending the validity of the proposed Schengen-style visa....
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Young Myanmar dies in Thai ferry fire, body recovered after three days

Narinjara 09 Apr 2024
A young Myanmar national died in a ferry fire on Koh Tao, also known as the turtle island of Thailand on Thursday ...  . Soon after the ferry caught fire, the rescue boats from Koh Tao arrived and all passengers were saved, reported by Bangkok Post newspaper.   ...   ...   ... ....
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She Was Pretty star Hwang Jung Eum apologizes for recent posts accusing wrong person of husband's infidelity

Pinkvilla 04 Apr 2024
Hwang Jung Eum has released an apology and clarification for her recent posts which targeted the wrong person for husband's infidelity ... She Was Pretty star Hwang Jung Eum apologizes for recent posts accusing wrong person of husband's infidelity ... Hwang Jung Eum apologizes for recent posts accusing wrong person for husband's infidelity....
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Dozens of ferry passengers jumped into the sea after it caught fire

Business Insider 04 Apr 2024
Smoke rises from the ferry ... A ferry with around 100 people on board caught fire on its way to a popular tourist destination in Thailand early Thursday ... Local police said there were 97 passengers on the ferry and 11 crew members, per the Bangkok Post .......
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Schools close and crops wither as ‘historic’ heatwave hits south-east Asia

The Observer 04 Apr 2024
In updates posted on X, he said heat that was unprecedented ... Pedestrians shield themselves from sunlight during hot weather in Bangkok ... In Thailand, a fall in crop yields will cause farmers’ debt to increase by 8% this year, according to economic analysis cited by the Bangkok Post....
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Here’s where and when Waterbomb Festival will be held in 2024

NME 02 Apr 2024
In addition, the festival will also return to Bangkok for a second year this September, following its inaugural edition in April 2023 ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by WATERBOMB HONG KONG (@waterbomb_hongkong_official) ... View this post on Instagram ... Waterbomb Bangkok ... A post shared by WATERBOMB BANGKOK (@waterbomb_bangkok_official)....
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Arson Plagues Southern Thailand Amidst Peace Talks

OWP 01 Apr 2024
National Security Council’s Deputy Secretary-general Chatchai Bangchuad, Thailand’s chief negotiator, told the Bangkok Post that the parties will hold, at the end of April, a discussion on the Joint Comprehensive Plan Towards Peace (JCPP), aiming to make more progress through the ......
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