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 Home > About Thailand > Historical Settings > Rattanakosin

RATTANAKOSIN

Bangkok, officially 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.



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