Monday, May 31, 2010

World's Longest Place Name - Bangkok

Two years ago I talked about a few fun facts of Bangkok and its funny names for places and buildings.

Bangkok (Capital city of Thailand) used to be known in Thai as Krung Thep (for short)


Given by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, the full name was officially:

"Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit"


It is also listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's longest place name.

It's quite a mouthful.

To date, no one I know has manage to speak it out fluently or correctly with or without looking at the words.

Bloody hell. It's harder than memorizing the French Revolution in my high school history!


But! I managed to get a local Thai guide to pronounced this out for me. Here's a video.




Can you say it out in one verse?

4 comments:

  1. LoL!....pls remember to say Kop Khun Kap to her.....

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  3. Lol, and then at the end after "prasit" she says "That's all" lol.

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