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Bangkok’s Full Name by Cute Non-Thai Tots

Are you smarter than a 3-year-old?

Bangkok holds the world record for the longest place name in the world. In English, the city is called “Bangkok”, which roughly translates as “The Village of Olive Plums”. The name actually referred to an area on the opposite side of the river from modern-day downtown Bangkok.

In everyday Thai, the city’s called “Grungthep”, the “City of Angels”. The full name of Bangkok however – a flowery, poetic mouthful that every Thai child learns in school – requires you to take several breaths before you eventually make it to the end.

The two non-Thai kids in this video have amazingly learnt the whole name. The first child is 6 years old and had only stepped foot in Thailand for a 2-week visit. The little girl who recites it next is only 3 years old.

Moms and dads, have you got what it takes to learn the full name of Bangkok?

Full Name of Bangkok in Thai Script

กรุงเทพมหานคร อมรรัตนโกสินทร์ มหินทรายุธยามหาดิลก ภพนพรัตน์ ราชธานีบุรีรมย์ อุดมราชนิเวศน์ มหาสถาน อมรพิมาน อวตารสถิต สักกะทัตติยะ วิษณุกรรมประสิทธิ์


Full Name of Bangkok in Thai (English Transliteration)

Krungthepmahanakhon Amornrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit


Full Name of Bangkok Translated into English

The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city of Ayutthaya of the 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

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