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The city of Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known inThai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon for short, it was a small trading post at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom and came to the forefront of Thailand when it was given the status as the capital city in 1768 after the burning of Ayutthaya, the former kingdom seat and capital of the Ayuthaya province. It was also ranked by "Travel and Leisure," as the best city in the world for the year 2008.


The town of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River before the establishment of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, the precursor of modern Thailand which existed from 1350 to 1767. The etymology of the town's name is unclear. Bang is the Central Thai name for a town situated on the bank of a river. It is believed that "Bangkok" derived from either Bang Kok, being the Thai name for one or more olive-bearing fruits or Bang Koh, koh meaning "island," a reference to the area's landscape which was carved by rivers and canals.

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