Frequent question: What is Bangkok named after?

How do you say Bangkok in Thai?

This would either be ‘krung thep maha nakhon’ (กรุงเทพมหานคร) or just ‘krung thep’ (กรุงเทพ).

Why is Bangkok considered as the City of Angels?

In 1782, King Rama I, founder of the Chakri Dynasty, began Rattanakosin Period by moving the capital from Thonburi to the new capital, named Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), or the City of Angels. … In the reign of King Rama IV and V, there were much development and modernization in Bangkok and Thailand.

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