July 23, 2010

The world's Longest City Name

"Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetmahasathan amornpiman avatarnsathit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit"

Wow..!! That is the first word that appears on my mind when I look existing arrangement of the word.

Yes, that is the full name of Bangkok, Thailand. This name consist of 167 letter, very long for name a city. Inconceivable if someone ask us 'where do you live?' and we must mention that name,very confusing to say and being heard. Lucky, Thailand's people abbreviate it with Krung Thep, more simple I think.

This name is consist from combination two ancient Indian language, Pali and Sansekerta, in English means 'The land of angels, the great city of immortality, of divine gems, the great angelic unconquerable land of nine noble gems, the royal and pleasant capital, site of the grand royal palace, eternal land of angels and reincarnated spirit, foreordained and created by the highest devas.'

The name of this city showed that Bangkok is very valuable city and shows that they worship devas.

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