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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Many in Myanmar consider fleeing to Thailand to escape conscription into an army they despise

Wtop 24 Feb 2024
BANGKOK (AP) — Thwel, a 25-year-old schoolteacher, saw very few options left to her after Myanmar’s military announced it is implementing conscription to fill its ranks ... On Feb. 10, Senior Gen ... Gen ... According to the Thai Foreign Ministry, some 7,000 Myanmar nationals have applied for visas, Thailand’s Bangkok Post newspaper reported Thursday ... Source ....

Football: Marinos edge Bangkok to remain only J-League side in ACL

Kyodo 22 Feb 2024
The home side missed a huge chance in the 78th minute when Lopes' low curling effort was tipped onto the post by Bangkok keeper Patiwat Khammai, and substitute Jun Amano failed to put in the rebound ... Marinos draw their round-of-16 ACL opener against Bangkok....

Kewell leads Yokohama into Asian Champions League quarter-finals

Dawn 22 Feb 2024
He follows in the footsteps of fellow Australians Ange Post­ecoglou and Kevin Muscat, who both won the J-League title during recent stints at the club ... His compatriot Anderson Lopes went even closer in the 78th minute, only for Bangkok goalkeeper Pati­wat Khammai to tip his curling shot onto the post....

Manila to Detroit: Why are major cities losing international flight connections?

Gulf News 21 Feb 2024
Cities around the world from Bangkok to Detroit are fading from international flight networks as the post-Covid travel boom funnels traffic into more traditional hubs ... "The whole post-recovery landscape has been very patchy," Alton Aviation Consultancy Managing Director Adam Cowburn said....

Thai Land Bridge bid straddles a delicate US-China line

Asiatimes 20 Feb 2024
“I will have official talk to them,” Srettha said, the Bangkok Post reported on February 4 ... Thailand’s transport ministry was expected to give a detailed report about the Land Bridge to the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok later in February to prepare for the roadshow, local media reported....

Thailand's ex-premier released on parole

Anadolu Agency 18 Feb 2024
... in Bangkok and left for his home accompanied by his children ... He served half his sentence in the hospital ostensibly due to illness after spending just hours in prison, local English daily Bangkok Post reported....

Thailand's Billionaire Former Prime Minister Thaksin Freed on Parole

Beijing News 18 Feb 2024
BANGKOK - Thailand's convicted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was released on parole on Sunday, his lawyer said, starting a first day of freedom in his homeland, 15 years after fleeing in the wake of his overthrow by the royalist military ... The vehicle was seen arriving at the family's Bangkok residence about 25 minutes later....

Thailand launches medical coverage scheme for foreign tourists up to 1 million baht in case of death. 6 key takeaways

Live Mint 17 Feb 2024
... foreign tourists can submit documents at the provincial tourism and sports offices, or tourist assistance centres located in Bangkok’s airports. One can apply for a post or email too.Thailand's revenue from touristsThailand is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world....

Two Thai journalists arrested for covering anti-monarchist vandalism of temple wall freed on bail

Asahi News 14 Feb 2024
The group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said the two journalists were held overnight at separate police stations after their arrests and were taken on Tuesday to Bangkok Criminal Court, where they were released on bail after posting a bond of 35,000 baht ($980) each....

Plymouth's Little Bangkok Cuisine closing after 23 years in business

Detroit Free Press 13 Feb 2024
“To each and every one of you who have graced our tables, shared stories, and become part of the Little Bangkok family, we extend our sincerest thanks," the post said ... to ensure you have the opportunity to enjoy the flavors of Little Bangkok Cuisine one last time,” the post said....

Thai journalists arrested for news coverage of anarchist graffiti on temple

Philenews 13 Feb 2024
Two Thai journalists have been arrested for their story about an activist spray painting an anarchist symbol and a symbol critical of “lese majeste” laws on a Bangkok temple wall almost a year ago, the police and their lawyers said on Tuesday ... (Reuters, Photo from Bangkok Post) .......

Two Thai journalists arrested for reporting on temple vandalism

Al Jazeera 13 Feb 2024
The group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said the two journalists were held overnight at separate police stations after their arrests and were taken on Tuesday to Bangkok Criminal Court, where they were released on bail after posting a bond of 35,000 baht ($980) each....

The Taste With Vir: Why do people go to restaurants?

Hindustan Times 13 Feb 2024
When I interviewed Jeremy, he had just sold a controlling interest in the company to the Minor group, run out of Bangkok by the Thai-American billionaire Bill Heinecke ... And the new Bangkok Wolseley was wonderful ... When Bear realised that his new employers were a Thai company, he asked for a post in Bangkok should the opportunity ever arise....