May 26, 2022

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Bangkok Change Name to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Well, it is official! The official English name of Thailand’s capital is being changed from “Bangkok” to “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon” which is the same name used in the Thai language.

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The actual Thai name of Bangkok is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit and “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon” is the shorter version.

The Thailand Cabinet approved in principle the Office of the Prime Minister’s draft announcement about the updated titles of countries, territories, administrative regions, and capital cities.

This new update, proposed by the Office of the Royal Society, includes the change of the official English title of Thailand’s capital city from Bangkok to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, with the commonly known title of “Bangkok” kept within parentheses.

The Office of the Royal Society said this update will enable government agencies to use the same titles that better reflect the current situation.

The name “Bangkok” can continue to be used to refer to Thailand’s capital, even after this official update goes into effect.

It is official, Bangkok Change Name to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. We need to memorize the new name when we are going to Bangkok next time and when are you visiting Bangkok?

Source: https://thainews.prd.go.th/

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