The City with the longest name

What’s the name of this city?

Any clue about what city has the longest name in the world?The answer will surprise you!Because you most likely know the City, but not it’s traditional name!It’s name is longer than this introduction. The name is:

“Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit”.

I wish you good luck in trying to memorize the name by heart, something the local children have to learn at school.

Officially listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest place name at 168 letters, the city’s name can be translated like this: “City of angels, great city of immortals, magnificent city of the nine gems, seat of the king, city of royal palaces, home of gods incarnate, erected by Vishvakarman at Indra’s behest”. By now you should at least know that it’s most likely not a country from the western hemisphere. I will give you a few more hints:

  1. it’s the capital city of an asian country;
  2. among other things, the country is famous for it’s beaches and it’s sex tourism;
  3. even the english name sounds funny, even more if you think about the country’s strong implicaton in sextourism.

Still uncertain?Then you should definitively learn more about that country!



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