Bangkok

[ bang-kok, bang-kok ]
/ ˈbæŋ kɒk, bæŋˈkɒk /

noun

a seaport in and the capital of Thailand, in the S central part, on the Chao Phraya.
(lowercase) a kind of Siamese straw.
(lowercase) a hat woven of strands of this straw.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bangkok

Bangkok
/ (ˈbæŋkɒk, bæŋˈkɒk) /

noun

the capital and chief port of Thailand, on the Chao Phraya River: became a royal city and the capital in 1782. Pop: 6 604 000 (2005 est)Thai name: Krung Thep (ˈkrʊŋ ˈteɪp)
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Cultural definitions for Bangkok

Bangkok

Capital of Thailand and largest city in the country, located in the heart of Thailand's rice-growing region near the Gulf of Thailand.

notes for Bangkok

With its busy port and spectacular examples of Buddhist (see Buddhism) architecture, Bangkok is one of the leading cities of Southeast Asia.
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