Bangkok in Thai is Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Krung Thep for short). It’s official name is the world’s longest place name (according to the Guinness Book of Records), and can be seen written on this monument in front of the Bangkok Administrative Building.
Bangkok’s official full name, translated from Thai is:
“The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city 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 Vishnukarma”.
[Photo by James Clark at nomadicnotes.com.]