Bangkok was originally called Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphiman-Awatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit. Thankfully, it became known to locals as Krungthep (‘city of angels') and to the rest of the world as Bangkok (‘village of the wild plum trees'). In a nutshell:
Thailand's capital is now a bustling, diverse and colourful city. It is crisscrossed by a series of canals and roads and is home to a hodge-podge of traditional, urban and contemporary buildings....
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