Friday, August 17, 2007

Do you know the name of the city we live in?

Here is one more interesting tidbit for you... This is the actual name of Bangkok in Thai (and this is all one word):

กรุงเทพมหานครอมรรัตนโกสินทร์มหินรายุธยามหาดิลกภพน
พรัตนราชธานีบูรีรมย์อุดมราชนิเวศมหาสถานอมรพิมานอวตา
รสถิตสักกทัตติยะวิษณุกรรมประสิทธึ์


and it means:

Great city of angels, supreme repository of divine gems, great unconquerable land, grand and prominent realm, royal and delightful capital city full of nine noble gems, highest royal residence and grand palace, divine shelter and home of the reincarnated spirits.

For obvious reasons it is abbreviated to the first two syllables: กรุงเทพฯ
In case you are wondering, it holds the record for the longest name of a place in the world.

1 comment:

karen said...

That's amazing!

Glad they shortened that one.

 
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