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HISTORY BANGKOK - HISTORY OF BANGKOK THAILAND

Bangkok History ThailandBangkok 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 scenery.