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Bangkok (Krung Thep) has an official population of 8,249,117 residents, while the greater Bangkok (Krung Thep) area contains some 14,565,520 (Census 2010). The capital is a center of the megalopolis of 20 million people, situated in a heavily urbanized triangle of central and eastern Thailand, which stretches from Nakhon Ratchasima to the heavily Industrialized Eastern Seaboard. Bangkok (Krung Thep) borders five other provinces: Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom; all five provinces are joined in the conurbation of the Bangkok (Krung Thep) Metropolitan Area as its mentioned Bangkok (Krung Thep) map. It is served by two international airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport, four rapid transit lines operated by the BTS, MRT, and the SRT, with plans to add additional lines by 2020.
The etymology of the name Bangkok (Krung Thep) (บางกอก, pronounced in Thai as [bāːŋ kɔ̀ːk]) is unclear. Bang is the Central Thai name for a town situated on a riverbank. The name may have been derived from Bang Ko (บางเกาะ), ko meaning "island", a reference to the area landscape which was carved by rivers and canals. Another theory speculates that it is shortened from Bang Makok (บางมะกอก), makok being the name of Spondias pinnata, a plant bearing olive-like fruit (see Bangkok (Krung Thep) map). This is supported by the fact that Wat Arun, a historic temple in the area, used to be named Wat Makok. Officially, however, the town was known as Thonburi Si Mahasamut (from Pali and Sanskrit, lit. city of treasures gracing the ocean), according to Ayutthaya chronicles. Bangkok was likely a colloquial name, albeit one widely adopted by foreign visitors.
Bangkok (Krung Thep) is one of two special administrative areas in Thailand, the other being Pattaya, in which citizens vote to choose their governor, unlike in Thailand 76 provinces (changwat). In the 2009 gubernatorial election, M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra was elected governor. The urban sprawl of the greater Bangkok (Krung Thep) Metropolitan Area extends beyond the borders of Bangkok province, spilling into the neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon. The province as it is today was created in 1971 when the previous Bangkok province, changwat Phra Nakhon, merged with Thonburi province as its shown in Bangkok (Krung Thep) map.
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From its street food to hidden markets, neon-bright streets to golden shrines, Bangkok (Krung Thep) downtown is made for exploration. Visit the thriving heart of Thailand cultural capital for a lesson in contrasts, where ancient temples coexist peacefully beside soaring skyscrapers. To get your bearings, stroll down Khao San Road, where you can people-watch, party, buy souvenirs and indulge in tasty street food. Despite its frenetic nature, the anything-goes nature of this busy hub blends with the majestic temples and palaces that surround it as you can see in Bangkok (Krung Thep) downtown map. Take a walk here in daytime for a quieter ambiance. Come evening, expect neon everything, a cacophony of sounds and jubilant crowds. Perform an act of kindness, as is the custom at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok (Krung Thep) downtown. At this statue of Brahma, a Hindu deity, visitors are invited to set a caged bird free or purchase flowers for good luck. Or, simply observe from the canopy that covers the golden figure of the Hindu god with four faces and arms.
Bangkok (Krung Thep) is known for its large green sections within downtown, including the large forest park between Yannawa and Samut Prakan. This part of the city covers an area of over 50 km2 (19 sq mi). and is intended to buffer the CBD from the large industries of the west and south of Metropolitan Bangkok. The section of Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok (Krung Thep) is actually part of a much larger route in Thailand that runs all the way from the center of the city to the border of Cambodia, making it one of the longest roads in the country. Within Bangkok (Krung Thep), it serves as a major commercial street lined with both high rise buildings and a variety of street stalls. The road and its adjoining sub streets are collectively referred to as Sukhumvit, an area that stretches from the downtown neighborhood of Nana to the suburban neighborhood of Bearing as its mentioned in Bangkok (Krung Thep) downtown map. It is a busy district packed with locals, expats, and tourists all through the day and night.
Do not miss the European- and Asian-style Grand Palace, perhaps the most famous of Bangkok (Krung Thep) attractions. Follow saffron-robed monks as they enter the Wat Phra Kaew, the most sacred place on the grounds, to worship the Emerald Buddha, carved from a single block of green jade stone and perched on a traditional, Thai-style golden pedestal. If you love art, stop by the Jim Thompson House, where you can see the home and art collection of its namesake American expat. Explore the house and its charismatic style, including Buddha statues, Italian tiles and Belgian chandeliers. For more art, move on to the National Museum Bangkok, home to the nation largest art and crafts collection. Look for ancient sculptures and royal antiques, as well as Buddha statues from throughout Thai history. Do not miss the ancient temple of Wat Saket and its Golden Mount as you can see in Bangkok (Krung Thep) downtown map. Climb the 318 spiraling steps to the elevated structure for panoramic views of Bangkok (Krung Thep), the Chao Phraya River, the old Grand Palace and the Rama IV Bridge. Move on to Wat Pho, famous for its giant Reclining Buddha and numerous Buddha statues. Drop a coin in one of the bronze bowls for good fortune. Travel to Bangkok (Krung Thep) downtown by flying into Suvarnabhumi Airport and taking the Airport Rail Link Train, taxi, metro or city bus to Khao San Road.
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Bangkok (Krung Thep) is the economic center of Thailand, dominating the country economy and dwarfing any other urban centers. Development continues to pour in to Bangkok (Krung Thep) mostly neglecting the rest of the nation. Its combined economic output is roughly 140 billion dollars in purchasing power parity terms, which accounts for roughly 16 percent of Thailand GDP also in PPP terms. However, there is a large discrepancy between statisticians and economists who claim that Bangkok accounts for nearly 75 percent of Thailand service sector which accounts for 45.2 percent of Thailand 590 billion dollar economy as its mentioned in Bangkok (Krung Thep) Thailand map. With the given GDP of the city, the estimates for per capita income is roughly 20,000 dollars. More realistic but unclaimed estimates put the city output as high as 210 billion dollars, accounting for 38 percent of national income and per capita income at 33,000 dollars.
Bangkok (Krung Thep) is home to the National Gallery of Thailand, Bangkok Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art and Thailand Creative & Design Center as well as many other museums, concert halls, theatres, and art galleries. It is home to the Thailand Cultural Centre and the National Theatre. Bangkok is home to the headquarters of all of Thailand major commercial banks and financial institutions; 27 financial institutions and a number of international banks located in Bangkok as you can see in Bangkok (Krung Thep) Thailand map include ABN AMRO, ANZ, Bank of America, Bank of Baroda, Bank of China, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, CIMB, Citigroup, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Barclays, Indian Overseas Bank, UBS, Credit Suisse, OCBC Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Calyon, RBS, RHB Bank, Macquarie Group, ING Bank, Scotia Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, UOB, BNP Paribas, Wells Fargo Bank and Standard Chartered. hold at least 1 billion dollars in total assets.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand, or the SET is located on Ratchadaphisek Road in inner-Bangkok (Krung Thep) with over 544 listed companies and combined market capitalization of about THB 8.7 trillion (USD 290 billion) as of 30 May 2011 as its shown in Bangkok (Krung Thep) Thailand map. Due to the large amount of foreign representation, Thailand has for several years been a mainstay of the Southeast Asian economy and a key center in Asian business. The indices of the stock exchange are SET Index, SET50 Index and SET100 Index. As of Fall 2009, the index is one of Asia top performing indices, up 58 percent since January.
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The full name of the city is listed by Guinness Book of Records as the world longest place name. The Bangkok (Krung Thep) special administrative area covers 1,568.7 km2 (606 sq mi), making it the 68th largest province in Thailand as you can see in Bangkok (Krung Thep) on world map. Much of the area is considered the city of Bangkok (Krung Thep), making it the 73rd largest city in the world. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world longest reigning monarch is well beloved and deeply respected by all Thais old and young. The occasion of his royal birthday provides his loyal subjects the opportunity to express their reverence for him. All over the country, buildings and homes are elaborated and the area around the Grand Palace is spectacularly illuminated.
As Bangkok (Krung Thep) city expanded on the outskirts, the inner city has nowhere to grow but up. The city has a registered 1,000 skyscrapers and ranks 17th as the world tallest city as its shown in Bangkok (Krung Thep) on world map. This does not include hundreds of new buildings predicted as part of the construction boom in 2007 and the coming years. Areas such as Silom-Sathon and Asok have for decades been Thailand business center. From 1985 to 1996, Thailand experienced the world highest growth rates and underwent an economic transformation, Bangkok went through dramatic changes.
According to the romanisation of these languages, Bangkok (Krung Thep) name can actually be written as Krung-dēvamahānagara amararatanakosindra mahindrāyudhyā mahātilakabhava navaratanarājadhānī purīramya uttamarājanivēsana mahāsthāna amaravimāna avatārasthitya shakrasdattiya vishnukarmaprasiddhi. It translates to "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" as its mentioned in Bangkok (Krung Thep) on world map.