Close

Bangkok, Thailand

Between 1986 and 1991, Bangkok had the world’s fastest growing economy.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej has ruled since 1946, making him Thailand’s longest ruling monarch.

The Grand Palace in the heart of Bangkok was built in 1782, and is still the King’s official residence.

Bangkok’s official name is the longest place name in the world, with some 150 characters.

The many canals, or khlongs, of Bangkok earned it the nickname “Venice of the East”.

With more than 1,000 skyscrapers, Bangkok is the 18th tallest city in the world after Beijing.

Show the Bangkok, Thailand summary
Top

Control panel

Contribute to Hidden Journeys

We invite you to help us make Hidden Journeys as rich as possible. If you have an image that you believe is suitable for this site then please click below to submit it to the site.

Add your image
 

Flying at 10,000m - A city built on water

 

Flying at 5,000 - A growing world city

 
Return to the top

© 2014 Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)