The meaning of Bangkok / Krung Thep (City of Angels)

City of Angels is in fact an abbreviated version of the full ceremonial and official name. This can be translated to: ‘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”
How crazy is that?
It’s no surprise that The Guiness Book of World Records registered it as the world’s longest name for a capital.

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