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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Hindustan Times 26 Jul 2021
The country expects to vaccinate 80 per cent of its population by then, placing the nation in a solid position to move forward with the reopening, Bangkok Post reported citing Finance Minister Lawrence Wong ... reopening, Bangkok Post reported citing Finance Minister Lawrence Wong....

Singapore to ease COVID restrictions, aims to allow quarantine-free travel from September

Yahoo Daily News 26 Jul 2021
The country expects to vaccinate 80 per cent of its population by then, placing the nation in a solid position to move forward with the reopening, Bangkok Post reported citing Finance Minister Lawrence Wong ... and intensive care units in the country, Bangkok Post reported....

Thailand clinches its first Olympic gold through taekwondo

Malaysian National News Agency 25 Jul 2021
Bangkok Post reported that Thailand’s best hopes include Panipak, golfer Paphangkorn Tavatanakit, mixed doubles shuttlers Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai, skeet shooter Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit, and boxers Thitisan Panmod, Chatchai-decha Butdee and Sudaporn Seesondee....

Thai 'miracle' in nine seconds

Straits Times 24 Jul 2021
CHIBA • Thailand's Panipak Wongpattanakit was so disheartened after winning just the bronze medal in Rio five years ago that she decided to quit taekwondo ... "All the hard work finally paid off ... In an interview with the Bangkok Post before her match, Panipak shared her thoughts between those difficult times and now. She said ... She deserves it.". REUTERS....

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Springfield News-Sun 22 Jul 2021
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Thai golfer Jazz Janewattananond plays shot of the British Open with a stunning bunker save ...

The Daily Mail 18 Jul 2021
Thai golfer Jazz Janewattananond has played the shot of the Open with a stunning bunker save on his knees - and later posting proof on Instagram that he'd already been practising the technique. The 25-year-old from Bangkok played his tee shot into the bunker on the par-three 11th hole at Royal St George's, Sandwich, Kent, on Saturday....

Thailand bans gatherings as COVID cases, deaths hit new record

Al Jazeera 17 Jul 2021
On Saturday, Bangkok Post newspaper reported that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the military and police to help officials of the capital city in the deployment of 200 teams that would carry out door-to-door testing for in the worst-hit parts of the city....

Furious Aussie expats living in Thailand blast their embassy for 'insulting' joke about coronavirus vaccines ...

The Daily Mail 16 Jul 2021
Australia's embassy in Thailand has published a Facebook post saying mRNA vaccines stand for 'M - Meat Pie, R - Rocky Road, N - Neenish Tart' and 'A - Avocado Toast' ... Sam Needham, a schoolteacher from Adelaide living in Bangkok, said the post was frustrating and inconsiderate....

Olivia Leeming celebrates finishing 14 days of hotel quarantine in Thailand after quitting her job ...

The Daily Mail 15 Jul 2021
Former Channel Seven journalist Olivia Leeming has finally finished 14 days of hotel quarantine in Bangkok, Thailand ... 'First post-quarantine meal ... 'View from our Bangkok hotel room where we're quarantining for 14 nights,' she captioned the post ... In a follow-up post, Olivia asked her followers for TV and movie recommendations....

COVID-19: Thai PM directs experts to provide more info on mixing vaccine:

Malaysian National News Agency 15 Jul 2021
BANGKOK, July 14 -- Prime ... Today, Bangkok Post reported that hospitals and health offices have been left confused over the mixing of doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines after the prime minister questioned the Health Ministry's proposal in curbing the spread of Covid-19....