One of the interesting facts about Thailand is Bangkok’s real name. The full name of Bangkok also holds the Guinness world record of the longest place name.

Bangkok’s Full Name

Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit

The Full Name Of Bangkok In Thai Script

กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลก ภพนพรัตน์ ราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์ มหาสถาน อมรพิมาน อวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะ วิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์

The Translation/Meaning Of Bangkok’s Real Name

The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn.

The full name isn’t used daily due to it’s length but can be found on government buildings.

Full name of Bangkok
The full name of Bangkok is written in front of Bangkok administrative building

You may also hear Thai’s call Bangkok Krung Thep (กรุงเทพ) which translates to ‘City of Angels’. And clearly much easier to remember and say!

Hear The Full Name Of Bangkok

If you were wondering what Bangkok’s full name sounds like spoken by a Thai. You can hear it here:

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