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Bangkok was founded as Thailand's capital in 1783 by King Rama Ihe first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty. By far is the largest city of Thailand with an estimated of about 10 million, more than 10% of the country’s population, however the city receives continuously a great number of immigrants. Bangkok covers an area of more than 1500 square kilometers spread across a flat alluvial plain divided by the Chao Phraya River. 

Over the last decades, Bangkok has changed into a modern, exciting and sophisticated city, combining successfully its ancient traditions and the modern progress. Today, Bangkok is one of Orient's most cosmopolitan cities, the city has become the country’s spiritual, diplomatic, industrial, commercial and educational centre, it is the usual residence of the Royal Family, it is the seat of Government and administration, it is the main port of the country. 

Bangkok is also the principal gateway and prime tourist attraction, the city has attractions to stimulate both domestic and international travelers; it is one of the Asia’s jewels. 

Its proper name is Krung Thep, which can be translated as “City of Angels”, it is the first two of more than fifty syllables that properly define the place; the full name of Bangkok is listed by Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest place name. To the Thais, Bangkok is the spiritual and symbolic heart of its nation. 

Thailand was never colonized and thus kept its unique culture and heritage intact, Bangkok preserve its cultural heritage especially in the old areas around the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Dawn and other historic shrines. The influence of the past continues to color daily life, for example, monks keep their traditions since centuries ago. Its proper name is Krung Thep, which can be translated as “City of Angels”, it is the first two of more than fifty syllables that properly define the place; the full name of Bangkok is listed by Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest place name. To the Thais, Bangkok is the spiritual and symbolic heart of its nation. 

Thailand was never colonized and thus kept its unique culture and heritage intact, Bangkok preserve its cultural heritage especially in the old areas around the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of the Dawn and other historic shrines. The influence of the past continues to color daily life, for example, monks keep their traditions since centuries ago. Bangkok was founded as Thailand's capital in 1782 by King Rama I, the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty. By far is the largest city of Thailand with an estimated of about 10 million, more than 10% of the country’s population, however the city receives continuously a great number of immigrants. Bangkok covers an area of more than 1500 square kilometers spread across a flat alluvial plain divided by the Chao Phraya River. Over the last decades, Bangkok has changed into a modern, exciting and sophisticated city, combining successfully its ancient traditions and the modern progress. Today, Bangkok is one of Orient's most cosmopolitan cities, the city has become the country’s spiritual, diplomatic, industrial, commercial and educational centre, it is the usual residence of the Royal Family, it is the seat of Government and administration,it is the main port of the country. Bangkok is also the principal gateway and prime tourist attraction, the city has attractions to stimulate both domestic and international travelers; it is one of the Asia’s jewels.

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