known in Thai as "Krung Thep Maha Nakhon Amorn Rattanakosin,"
was established by King Rama I, founder
of the Chakri Dynasty, who decided
to move the capital city from the west bank of Thon
Buri to the east bank of the Chao Phraya river, as the
City of Thonburi proved to be too vulnerable to attack. Since
the founding of Krung Thep or Bangkok in 1782, the Chakri
dynasty has produced nine kings reigning for 200 years.
See also..The four area | The
Thai tribes | Animism |