Bangkok

Thailand

How well do you know Bangkok? Take our quiz to find out.

1. The official name of Bangkok in Thai is?

2. The area of Greater Bangkok has a population of approximately?

3. How many international airports serve the city of Bangkok?

4. According to the Koppen climate classification system, Bangkok has which type of climate?

5. The notorious red light district of Bangkok is known as?

6. A Tuk-Tuk is a?

7. Bangkok lies how many meters above sea level?

8. Bangkok was nicknamed ‘The Venice of the East’ due to?

9. The city of Bangkok founded as capital of Siam in?

10. King Chulalongkorn, responsible for much modernization and successfully preserving Thailand independence in the face of Western colonization, crowned King of Siam in?

11. The memorial bridge is constructed linking Thonburi, the original capital on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river to Bangkok on the east bank was built in?

12. King Bhumibol, currently the worlds longest reigning monarch is succeeded his brother to the throne in?

13. King Bhumibol publicly intervened to prevent bloodshed on the streets of Bangkok following a military coup and election in?

14. It is normal not to shake hands when you meet someone in Thailand?

15. Thai people may smile at another’s misfortune?

16. In Thai culture most people prefer to be addressed by their surname first?

17. It is rude to touch someone on the head in Thailand and rude to point your feet at someone?

18. You should not approach a Buddhist monk and strike up a conversation or ask questions?

19. It is a criminal offence to criticize the King of Thailand?

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Our guide was written by Erik Hamre and Rachel Jones and last published on Friday 7th June 2013.

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Interesting fact

Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, one of the city’s oldest, is home to a reclining Buddha statue that Is 46 meters long and 15 meters high and is covered completely in gold plate, except the eyes and the soles of the feet which are decorated with Mother of