History - In the year 1782, Chao Phraya Maha
Kasatsuek took the throne and was known as King Buddha
Yodfa or Rama I. The King established the Chakri Dynasty
and moved the capital to the opposite side of the
river known as Bangkok. Bangkok was a better location
for protection from foreign enemies. Canals were dug
around the city. Soon there was the "Khlong Rop
Krung" which means the canal round the city.
Bangkok received a new nickname at this time. It was
known as the "Venice of the East".
The King did give a long name to
the capital. He called it the Krung Thep Mahanakhon
Bowon Rattanakosin Mahinthrayutthaya Mahadilokphop
Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udom Ratchaniwet Mahasathan
Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathatiya Witsanukam
Prasit. It wasn’t until the year 1851 that the
King Rama it to "Krung Thep".
From (1782-1851), Bangkok remained a quiet place.
This was the early Rattanakosin period. There was
a great change during the King Rama V (1868-1910)
reign. He brought justice, communications administration,
education and public health.
Then in 1932, the constitutional monarchy was formed
after the revolution. "Bangkok"
was a village (called bang in Thai). It was full of
wild olive groves. The city came a long way from its
humble beginnings and there are so many positive and
wonderful places to see and things to do in it now.
Today the City of Bangkok has a population
of 8 million people who love to call it their home.
They would never leave as so many of them have said.
The city of Bangkok has many places of interest and
it’s a wonderful place to live and work in.
Visitors from all over the world come to see it every
year. You will love it too after you spend some time
getting to know the people and enjoying the spectacular