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The full official name of Bangkok is Krungthep mahanakhon Bovon Rattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokpop Noparatratchatani Burirom Udomratchanivetmahasathan Amompiman Avatarnsathit Sakkathattiyaavisnukamprasit, which comes out to 170 letters, and earns in longest place name in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records. The scholarly transliteration is even longer-175 letters- but fortunately, this tongue-twister boils down to a short from, Krungthep Mahanakhon. A rough translation of the full name: Great city of Angles, Abode of the Emerald Buddha, The invincible Realm, Grand Capital of the world Endowed with Nine Precious Games, Delightful City Abounding in Royal Palaces Which Resemble the Divine Living Places of the Reincamated Gods, City of God lndra

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  • Feb 19, 2009 at 6:08 AM

    It was impressive when i celebrated my daughter's birthday party at MK Restaurant. All staff members were singing HBD song and clapping their hands altogether, really made my kid feel happier! she couldnt quit smiling because of that surprised incident.

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:02 AM

    Your post on MBK- you said it's a great place if you're looking for a thai artist to reproduce an old photograph. Do you know how much they charge, generally? Cheers.

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    May 24, 2006 at 3:04 AM

    kabilugan ng buwan, buwan ng kabilugan!!! try this tagalog tongue twister!! greetings from manila

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    Apr 20, 2006 at 5:21 PM

    Beautiful pic of an important monument! On the lighter side, remember what Confucius said: "Man who goes through airport sliding door sideways, is going to bangkok!" :D

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Dec 14, 2005 at 7:26 AM

    Its great to visit someone else's pages of a place youve been to ., and to see it through fresh eyes...Thanks a lot, for the tips and Pics

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    Jan 25, 2005 at 2:09 AM

    Sawasdee ka :)) Sabai dee ..

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    Dec 29, 2004 at 5:06 AM

    You`re right,that name is a tongue twister !!!

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    May 24, 2004 at 11:28 PM

    I hope to visit your wonderful birth country soon...ciao*ciao ;)

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    Apr 22, 2004 at 3:54 PM

    I really need to visit Thailand - Bangkok looks just amazing....sont fancy the deep fried bugs though...LOL!!

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    Apr 21, 2004 at 2:55 PM

    cool page. Haven't made it to Bangkok yet! Hopefully I will soon

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