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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Thailand to ease some restrictions in Bangkok from Monday, Phuket to open in July 1

Malaysian National News Agency 14 Jun 2021
Thailand to ease some restrictions in Bangkok from Monday, Phuket to open in July 1 ... Prayuth in his Facebook post said in Bangkok five types of businesses and venues - museums, public parks, beauty clinics, tattoo and nail salons, and massage parlors (only for foot massage) - to reopen as many in these businesses have been vaccinated....

COVID-19: Thailand records 3,277 cases, 29 fatalities

Malaysian National News Agency 13 Jun 2021
BANGKOK, June 12 -- Thailand recorded 3,277 new COVID-19 cases and 29 fatalities over the last 24 hours, bringing the total infections in the kingdom to 193,105 and 1,431 deaths to date ... “Some people have made as many as 10 trips, placing an unnecessary financial burden on the state,” he said, quoted by Bangkok Post....

Thai Securities and Exchange Commission to ban NFT trading services, etc.

OBN 12 Jun 2021
Thai SEC regulated. It has been revealed that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Thailand has decided on a regulatory policy that prohibits trading services such as NFTs and virtual currencies issued by digital asset exchanges. The Thai daily newspaper “Bangkok Post” reported ... Bangkok Post ... .......

Thai DPMs denies speculations of dissolution of House of Representatives

Malaysian National News Agency 12 Jun 2021
BANGKOK, June 11 -- Thai Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam brushed aside speculation that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o-cha will dissolve the House of ... Wissanu said he had heard no talk of plans for the dissolution of the House, Bangkok Post reported....

Thailand’s SEC Has Banned NFTs And Meme-Based Tokens

Bitcoinist 12 Jun 2021
Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission has issued guidelines barring crypto exchanges from supporting four different types of tokens. No More NFTs Or Meme-Based Tokens ... Related article ... The commission stated that the earlier draft paper was published to evaluate investor sentiment, according to a report published by the Bangkok Post....

Thailand allows private hospitals, local administration authorities to procure COVID-19 vaccines

Malaysian National News Agency 10 Jun 2021
Meanwhile, Bangkok Post reported secretary-general of the National Security Council Gen Natthapon Nakpanich saying the procurement has to be conducted through designated agencies because vaccine manufacturers would only make one vaccine supply contract in each country....

Thai tourism collapse deprives Buddhist temples

Asiatimes 06 Jun 2021
Visitors, mainly Thais, take pictures at the Temple of Emerald Buddha in the compound of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, in September 2020 ... AFP / Bangkok Post / Wichan Charoenkiatpakul ... Foreign visitor numbers are also scarce in the most famous temple in Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha....

Singaporean arrested in Thailand for allegedly mailing drugs

Straits Times 04 Jun 2021
Bangkok Post reported that Teo was arrested in his hotel room in Bangkok on Thursday (June 3) following reports that Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) had seized about 3kg of crystal methamphetamine, popularly known as "Ice", which was hidden in an air parcel sent from Thailand to Singapore, last November....

Former Thai Army General convicted for human trafficking near Malaysian border dies

Malaysian National News Agency 03 Jun 2021
BANGKOK, June 3 -- A former army general convicted in the country’s biggest human trafficking case near the ... Bangkok Post reported Lt Gen Manas Kongpan who had hypertension, high cholesterol and bradycardia had a heart attack while exercising on the 8th floor of the hospital....