Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

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Type Settlement
Usage Thai
Scripts กรุงเทพมหานคร(Thai)
Pronounced Pron. kroong-tehp-ma-ha-na-KAWN  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "city of gods, great city" from Thai กรุง (krung) meaning "city", เทพ (thep) meaning "god, deity", มหา (maha) meaning "grand, great" and นคร (nakhon) meaning "city". This is the formal Thai name of Bangkok, sometimes abbreviated as Krung Thep.
Added 4/25/2020 by HL
Edited 9/12/2021 by HL