Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7sqmi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.
Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.
John Patrick Burdett (born 24 July 1951) is a British crime novelist. He is the bestselling author of Bangkok 8 and its sequels, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts,The Godfather of Kathmandu, and Vulture Peak. His most recent novel in this series, The Bangkok Asset, was published on 4 August 2015.
Burdett is a former lawyer who lived and worked in Hong Kong for twelve years. For a time, he was employed by the Hong Kong Government. He later worked in private practice. Burdett never really wanted to be a lawyer (he studied English and American Literature at Warwick University where he specialised in Shakespeare and metaphysical poetry), but chose that profession out of despair during the British economic and political crises of the 1970s. After amassing sufficient funds he decided to abandon law and pursue a career as a
Burdett now splits his time between France and Bangkok and continues to research his novels in various locations in Thailand.
The 13th Asian Games were held from December 6 to December 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the first time that Thailand bid for the event after it shouldered the two postponed hosting rights in 1970 and 1978.
The Official Emblem of the 13th Asian Games elements from Asia in general and Thailand in particular. It is based on the letter A, representing Asia and Athletes. The Maha Chedi, or pagoda shape, represents Thailand, in particular. The pinnacle of the Maha Chedi symbolises the knowledge, intelligence and athletic prowess of Thailand's forefathers, which are second to none. The top is part of the OCA logo.
The official Mascot of the 13th Asian Games is an elephant. The elephant is a very distinctive animal which has lived with the people of Thailand for many generations and is universally admired for its strengths and nobility. The mascot's name Chai-Yo (Thai:ไชโย) (a Thai word meaning pleasure, gladness, success, unity and happiness) is usually shouted by a group of people to show their unity and solidarity.
But it has united and mobilized the young in ways that would have been impossible for their parents and grandparents in capitals stretching from Bangkok to Manila... Benja Apan in her room near the campus of Thammasat University on July 27, 2021 ... Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at his office in Bangkok on June 6, 2019.
While COVID-19 cases have decreased dramatically compared to peak numbers seen prior to the summer semester, restrictions meant to curb infection rates continue to shape the experiences of students on campus. The campus activity status currently remains at Level 2, with most public health restrictions from the spring semester still in place.
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BANGKOK ... “It was a disappointment, but expected,” protest leader Attapon Buapat said. Over 1,000 protesters rallied outside the parliament gates ... Youth-led protests last year reached hundreds of thousands, occupying major commercial intersections in Bangkok and spreading to university campuses across the country. “It’s a critical moment in Thailand ... .
“It was a disappointment, but expected,” protest leader Attapon Buapat said. Over 1,000 protesters rallied outside the parliament gates ... Youth-led protests last year reached hundreds of thousands, occupying major commercial intersections in Bangkok and spreading to university campuses across the country ... This is just the start.”. .
BANGKOK ... “The vote shows that there is confidence,” said Chuan Leekpai, president of the National Assembly, announcing the result, which had been widely expected ... Youth-led protests last year reached hundreds of thousands, occupying major commercial intersections in Bangkok and spreading to university campuses across the country ....
BANGKOK (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha and nine ministers survived a ... Youth-led protests last year reached hundreds of thousands, occupying major commercial intersections in Bangkok and spreading to university campuses across the country.
BANGKOK • Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Thailand's Parliament after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and ... Youth-led protests last year drew hundreds of thousands, occupying major commercial intersections in Bangkok and spreading to university campuses across the country.
Pro-democracy protesters give the three finger salute during an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand on November 27, 2020 ... He grew up in the heart of Bangkok in a working-class family that he said made him aware of his country’s vast inequality ... Later, Netiwit and Tattep invited Wong to Bangkok to speak on campus.
Thai woman alleges campus sex abuse then faces storm of criticism. Reuters, BANGKOK ...School is not a safe place” on Saturday during a pro-democracy rally in Bangkok, Thailand ... But she grabbed attention at the weekend when she dressed in a high-school uniform at a protest in Bangkok, put black tape over her mouth and held up a placard that read ... .
BANGKOK, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Thailand plans to implement a novel project under which there will be a university campus in each of 3,000 sub-districts throughout the country, government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said on Tuesday.
WHITE RIBBONS ... Reuters, BANGKOK. As university students stage weeks of high-profile campus protests for democracy, their younger brethren are advancing their own rebellion to Thailand’s establishment ... This means that a lot of our rights have been violated.” ... 5 attend a demonstration in Bangkok demanding the Thai government’s resignation ... .