Bangkok’s history dates back to the early fifteenth century when Bangkok was known as a village on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River during the reign of Ayutthaya. Due to its strategic location near the mouth of the river, the city is gradually gaining importance. Bangkok initially served as a customs outpost with forts on both sides of the river. The French were expelled from Syria in 18 from this Bangkok. When the Ayutthaya Empire fell to the Burmese Empire in 16, the new king established his capital in the city of Thaksin, which was the foundation of the kingdom of Thonburi. In 162, when King Futtayofa Chulalok (the first Rama) succeeded Thaksin, the capital was moved to the island of Rattanakosin on the east coast, thus establishing the kingdom of Rattanakosin.
The city pillar was erected on 21 April 182, which is now considered the date for the founding of the city.Bangkok’s economy gradually expanded through international trade, beginning with the return of China in the early 19th century and then Western merchants. As a capital, Bangkok was at the center of modernization of Syria as it came under pressure from Western powers in the late 19th century.During the reign of the kings, steam locomotives, printers, rail transport and utility infrastructure as well as institutional education and healthcare were introduced in the towns of Mankut (4th Rama 1651-6) and Chulalankarna (5th Rama 18-1910). As the country abolished the autocratic monarchy in 1933, Bangkok became the center of a power struggle between the military and political elites.
It was bombed by the Allies due to its alliance with Japan in World War II, but post-war investment in U.S. aid and government-sponsored investment accelerated Bangkok’s growth. The role of Bangkok as a destination for leisure recreation of the US military has given impetus to its tourism industry as well as firmly established it as a sex tourism destination.As a result of unplanned urban development, income inequality and migration from rural areas to Bangkok, its population jumped from 1.6 to 3 million in the 1980s.With the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam in 1983, Japanese businesses took the lead in investing, and Bangkok boosted its economic market by expanding its export-oriented manufacturing system. The city developed rapidly in the 1996s and early 1990s, and continued to do so until the 1998 Asian financial crisis.Among them, a number of government and social problems arose, including the infamous traffic congestion caused by the dilapidated state of the city’s infrastructure.
Bangkok has played a significant role in other national political issues, including the student uprisings of 1973 and 1978, the anti-military protests of 1992, and the ongoing anti-government protests by opposition parties since 2006.By establishing Manthan Krung Thep Maha Nakhan as a national subdivision, King Chulalankarna was the first to legalize the administration of the city in 1906. In 1915, Manthan was divided into several provinces, although its administrative boundaries were later changed. The city’s current appearance was created in 1982 with the formation of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). In the previous year, the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River in the province of Phra Nakhon and the province of Thanburi in the west were merged.
Getting Around in Bangkok history
Wat Saket / The Golden Mount Of Bangkok History
The Golden Mount is Built on the top of a hill, this Golden Mount temple allows you to enjoy a 360 degree view over the Bangkok. To get there, you will have to climb some steps, but really nothing too insurmountable,Along the path, you will find fountains and statues, as well as several gongs you can ring to attract luck, love, or money.
Khao San Road
Khao San Road is one of the city’s mainly for tourist attractions, along with the Grand Palace or Wat Pho. Some years ago, it was mainly a good place for backpackers to find low accommodation.At present, It’s super touristic and Khao San road clearly became one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the city. There, you will show bars and restaurants where everyone goes in the evening for a drink and etc. There are still many low & cheap hotels in the neighborhood, but it’s not really the quietest place to sleep in Bangkok.